Chapter 3. Synchrotron Radiation from Accelerator Magnets

  1. Prof. Richard Talman

Published Online: 16 FEB 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527610303.ch3

Accelerator X-Ray Sources

Accelerator X-Ray Sources

How to Cite

Talman, R. (2006) Synchrotron Radiation from Accelerator Magnets, in Accelerator X-Ray Sources, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527610303.ch3

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



  • synchrotron radiation from accelerator magnets;
  • history of synchrotron light sources;
  • potentials and fields;
  • relations between observation time and retarded time;
  • evaluation of electric and magnetic fields;
  • total power radiated and its angular distribution;
  • spectral power density of the radiation;
  • radiation from multiple charges;
  • terminology of “intensity” measures;
  • photon beam features;
  • intensity estimates for bending magnet beams


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Capsule History of Synchrotron Light Sources

  • Generalities

  • Potentials and Fields

  • Relations Between Observation Time and Retarded Time

  • Evaluation of Electric and Magnetic Fields

    • Radial Field Approximation

  • Total Power Radiated and its Angular Distribution

  • Spectral Power Density of the Radiation

    • Estimate of Frequency Spectrum from Pulse Duration

    • Radial Approximation

    • Accurate Formula for Spectral Power Density

  • Radiation from Multiple Charges

  • The Terminology of “Intensity” Measures

  • Photon Beam Features “Inherited from” the Electron Beam

  • Intensity Estimates for Bending Magnet Beams