As particle accelerators strive forever increasing performance, high intensity particle beams become one of the critical demands requested across the board by a majority of accelerator users (proton, electron and ion) and for most applications. Much effort has been made by our community to pursue high intensity accelerator performance on a number of fronts. Recognizing its importance, we devote this volume to Accelerators for High Intensity Beams. High intensity accelerators have become a frontier and a network for innovation. They are responsible for many scientific discoveries and technological breakthroughs that have changed our way of life, often taken for granted. A wide range of topics is covered in the fourteen articles in this volume.
The High Intensity Frontier of Particle Physics (Robert S Tschirhart); Intensity Frontier of Accelerators for Nuclear Physics (Kenichi Imai); Radioactive Ion Beamsand Radiopharmaceuticals (R E Laxdal, A C Morton and P Schaffer); Spallation Neutron Sources and Accelerator Driven Systems (Stuart D Henderson); Accelerators for Inertial Fusion Energy Production (R O Bangerter, A Faltens and P A Seidl); Particle Beam Radiography (Ken Peachand Carl Ekdahl); Rapid Cycling Synchrotrons and Accumulator Rings for High-Intensity Hadron Beams (Jingyu Tang); Superconducting Hadron Linacs (Peter Ostroumov and Frank Gerigk); Ion Injectors for High Intensity Accelerators (Martin P Stockli and Takahide Nakagawa); Charge Strippers of Heavy Ions for High-Intensity Accelerators (Jerry A. Nolen and Felix Marti); Targets and Secondary Beam Extraction (Etam Noah); High Intensity Neutron Beamlines (Phillip M Bentley, Carsten P Cooper-Jensen and Ken H Andersen); Beam-Materials Interactions (Nikolai V Mokhov); John Adams and CERN: Personal Recollections (G Brianti and D E Plane).