Chapter 11. A Fourth Generation, Fast Cycling, Conventional Light Source

  1. Prof. Richard Talman

Published Online: 16 FEB 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527610303.ch11

Accelerator X-Ray Sources

Accelerator X-Ray Sources

How to Cite

Talman, R. (2006) A Fourth Generation, Fast Cycling, Conventional Light Source, in Accelerator X-Ray Sources, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527610303.ch11

Author Information

  1. Cornell University, Laboratory of Elementary Physics, Ithaca, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 FEB 2007
  2. Published Print: 22 MAY 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527405909

Online ISBN: 9783527610303



  • fast cycling and conventional light source;
  • low emittance lattices;
  • production of high quality X-ray beams;
  • acceleration scenario;
  • power considerations;
  • critical components and parameter dependencies;
  • Trbojevic-Courant minimum emittance cells;
  • emittance evolution during acceleration;
  • Touschek lifetime estimate


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Preview

  • Low Emittance Lattices

  • Production of High Quality X-ray Beams

    • A Formula for Brilliance B

    • A Strategy to Maximize B

    • Hypothetical Utilization of an Existing Large Ring

  • Acceleration Scenario

  • Power Considerations

    • Average Power

    • Instantaneous Power

  • Critical Components and Parameter Dependencies

  • Trbojevic-Courant Minimum Emittance Cells

    • Basic Formulas

    • Thin Lens Treatment

    • Thick Lens Treatment

    • Zero Dispersion Straight Sections

    • Nonlinearity and Dynamic Aperture

  • Emittance Evolution During Acceleration

  • Touschek Lifetime Estimate

  • Performance as X-ray Source

    • Brilliance from Short Undulator

    • Refinement of Brilliance Calculation