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Recommended Reading (Accelerators, etc.)

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Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 14:37:49 -0500
From: brajesh@fnal.gov
Subject: Accelerator Related Literature
To: minos_all@fnal.gov

Dear MINOS Collaborators,

During the MINOS collaboration meeting I promised information
regarding Fermi accelerator complex and some information on basic
literature about beam physics. For those of you who are interested
read on. Encourage your students to browse through these literature,
especially those working on proton intensity problem.


1. Rookie Books: Go to Fermi web site
and click on Rookie Books or go to website

and you will get PDF files for the following.

Concepts Rookie Book - 70 Pages
Booster Rookie book  - 86 Pages
Pbar Rookie book  - 136 pages
Switchyard Rookie Book - a lot of pages
External Beamlines Rookie Book - 94 Pages
***Main Injector Rookie Book: Draft Version - 194 Pages***

and even

MiniBooNE Rookie Book - 32 pages
Cryogenic Primer - 58 Pages.

I will suggest that people read Concepts, Booster and
**MI*** Rookie Book, especially the MI one.

And Karol, all these are on the Fermi web site.

2. For folks who can't print themselves I have also given a hard copy
of the Main Injector Rookie Book to FNAL MINOS secretary Ms. Monica
Sasse. Not all chapters are final. Especially Chapter 7. But you will
learn a lot of basics by reading it. Ask Monica for a hard copy.
E-mail- sasse@fnal.gov

Monice is kind and generous to this for us.

3. Go to http://www-bdnew.fnal.gov/operations/operations.html
and click on Glossary of Accelerator Terms or just type

It is a compilation of accelerator related terms in alphabetical order.
When you hear the word "quench" you wonder what it is? It does not mean
that some one put water in the Tevatron (like water on fire and it
quenches) but it means how Tevatron lost the beam. Will be extremely
helpful for people entering the field.

4. To learn more about Fermilab RUNII and related literature go to

Some good books (just an opinion):

5. An Introduction to the Physics of High Energy Accelerators
by Don Edwards and Mike Syphers. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Don is the grand old man of accelerators and is still at Fermilab.
Mike is the head of beam physics department at Fermilab.

6. The Development of Colliders -
Edited by Claudio Pellegrini and Andrew M. Sessler.
American Institute of Physics.

The book is a collection of seminal papers from 1952 onward.
You not only learn about the history of the field in USA staring
with what used to be MURA, to the beginning or CERN, accelerators at
Novosibirsk and Frascati, and other labs in the world which pioneered
this field, but you also learn about the people and machines
on whose experience todays accelerator based particle physics is done.

A wonderful book for fundamental knowledge of accelerators and
knowledge of accelerator history too.

7. Accelerator Physics by S. Y. Lee - World Scientific

8. AIP Conference Proceedings: USPAS Proceedings
No. 127: The Physics of Particle Accelerators (BNL, 1983)
No. 153: The Physics of Particle Accelerators (Fermilab, 1984, SLAC,
No. 184: The Physics of Particle Accelerators (Ithaca, N.Y. 1988)
No. 249: The Physics of Particle Accelerators (Upton, N.Y. 1989, 1990)

You will find these in your library. No. 249 is worth looking at.

For more search at Fermi and CERN web sites, especially CERN Yellow

Brajesh Choudhary | MS 323, Fermilab | Batavia, IL 60510, USA
Phone :630-840-5485(Direct)/2767(Secretary)
FAX   :630-840-8461 | E-Mail:brajesh@fnal.gov

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