This volume contains the proceedings of the Topical Course on Frontiers of Accelerator Technology, jointly organized by the CERN Accelerator School, the KEK Accelerator School and the US Particle Accelerator School. It was held at Maui, Hawaii, November 3-9, 1994. The purpose was to disseminate knowledge on the latest ideas and developments in the technology of particle accelerators by bringing together world known experts and younger scientists in the field. It was intended for individuals with professional interest in accelerator physics and technology, for graduate students, for post-docs and for those working in accelerator-based sciences. The motivation to conceive and build accelerators comes from a most fundamental need of man - to understand and control the world around us. With beams and their associated accelerators, scientists and engineers can gain understanding of the nature of matter and modify matter not possible by other means. Areas already influenced by the developments in accelerator technology are high energy and nuclear physics, atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics and the biological sciences.
There is also a growing number of applications in medicine and industry. Ths book aims to summarize all the currently available knowledge on the technology driving the development of particle beams for science, medicine, and industry. It is the most up-to-date collection of information on this technology presently available.
Superconducting magnets high fields and uniformity, R. Scanlan; cryogenic systems for accelerators, P. Lebrun; vacuum problems associated with the next generation of hadron colliders, A.G. Mathewson; RF feedback systems beam loading, F. Pedersen; beam feedback systems, G. Lambertson; instrumentation - pickups and diagnostics, F. Caspers; FELs - high power and bunching, S. Hiramatsu; self-consistent halos studies and halo diagnostic development, R.A. Jameson; high precision geodetic metrology for the alignment of particle accelerators, M. Mayoud; industrial and medical applications of accelerators, O. Barbalat; the need for future development of accelerator technology, H. Sugawara; high field superconducting magnets, A. Devred; high energy electron linacs, H. Hanke; superconducting RF technology, H. Padamsee; instrumentation and beam feedback, G. Jackson; and other papers.