This product may not be available anymore.
for similar products.
CAIRO BOOKS's Description
This book for the first time chronicles the development of particle
accelerators from the invention of electrostatic accelerators, linear
accelerators, and the cyclotron to the colliders of today. It also addresses
accelerators employed as sources of x-rays, for medical purposes, and in
industrial applications. The book identifies the crucial discoveries in applied
physics and engineering that have driven the field and gives the reader insight
into the people who made these discoveries as well as the methods they used.
Particle accelerators exploit every aspect of today s cutting edge technology
to the full and they themselves have contributed to these technologies. It is a
saga every bit as fascinating as man s mastery of transport and communications
a century before and from which we have much to learn for the future. Thus, the
book should appeal to the general public, scientists, and students. The field
of accelerator physics is, at this time, a very active field. The governments
of developed and developing countries spend hundreds of millions of dollars
annually on particle physics research a pure science with important
implications for the understanding of not only particle physics, but also
astronomy and cosmology. At the same time there is much activity in developing
light sources and spallation neutron sources both employed for extensive
studies in surface science, chemistry, biology, and medicine. There is also
large commercial activity in producing accelerators for industrial and medical