Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Piot, Philippe

Degree Name

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

Physics||Wave guides--Research||Electron accelerators--Research||Particle acceleration--Research||Particle beams--Research

Abstract

The development of next-generation TeV+ electron accelerators will require either immense footprints based on conventional acceleration techniques or the development of new higher--gradient acceleration methods. One possible alternative is beam-driven acceleration in a high-impedance medium such as a dielectric-lined-waveguide (DLW), where a high-charge bunch passes through a DLW and can excite gradients on the order of GV/m. An important characteristic of this acceleration class is the transformer ratio which characterizes the energy transfer of the scheme. This dissertation discusses alternative methods to improve the transformer ratio for beam-driven acceleration and also considers the use of DLWs for beam manipulation at low energy.

Comments

Advisors: Philippe Piot.||Committee members: David Hedin; Stephen Martin; Vladimir Shiltsev.

Extent

143 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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