Semesters OfferedSpring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022
- Apply key concepts in E&M and basic analog circuits, introduced earlier in the electrical engineering curricula.
- Analyze, design and optimize using theory presented in class. Use computer-aided design tools such as SIMION, Maxwell, HFSS, circuit simulators, Autodesk, Solidworks to confirm basic analytical predictions.
- Understand how accelerator physics influences the design of various subsystems in a cyclotron.
- After selecting an appropriate design problem, partition and distribute design tasks within each team.
- Student groups will communicate to the class both mid-semester preliminary design problems as well as final projects results.
- Introduction, history and motivation
- Charged particles in electromagnetic fields
- Magnet design, such as dipoles, quadrupoles, high order
- Magnetic measurements using automated multi-dimensional field mappers
Orbit theory and analysis
- Determining emittance εx, y, twiss parameters α, β, γ
- DC, RF, Induction
- Phase stability
- Weak focusing
- Alternating-Gradient (Strong) focusing
- Azimuthally Varying Focusing (AVF)
- Radio Frequency (RF) systems
- Beam sources, ion sources and e-guns
- Diagnostics and controls
- Beam measurements, extraction and beam transport to target
- Research and development in the field of accelerators
- PBRT (Proton Beam Radiation Therapy)
- HEP (High Energy Physics)
- Material science
- Dose calculations
- Final presentation of projects