A special topic within the field of high energy physics is the emission of x-rays in the electron acceleration process. Starting from the properties of the electron beams the work proceeds to the parameters of emitted synchrotron radiation. Especially the electron beams generated by means of the novel Energy Recovery Linac (ERL) devices allow for highly brilliant x-rays. They are given special attention in this monograph, which takes up where the other books on the market leave the matter. Because of the systematic treatment of the covered subjects the work can also serve as advanced textbook for young researchers.
Richard M. Talman is Professor of Physics at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. After receiving B.A and M.A. at the University of Western Ontario, he received his Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology in 1963. Since then he has been at Cornell, accepting a full professorship for Physics in 1971. He has spent terms as visiting scientist at Stanford(2), CERN(2), Berkeley(2) and Saskatchewan, and served as leader of the Instrumentation and Diagnostics Group at the SSC project in Dallas. He has given courses on accelerators at Chicago, Austin, Rice, and Yale. Initially a particle physics experimentalist, Professor Talman has been engaged in the design of a series of accelerators, with recent emphasis on their use for x-ray production.