Proceedings of the 1997 Particle Accelerator Conference Held in Vancouver, B.C., Canada on 12-16 May, 1997. Volume 1: Plenary and Special Sessions; Accelerators and Storage Rings.
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The Proceedings contains 1261 papers presented at PAC97, held in Vancouver in May, 1997. With one third of the 1221 delegates coming from 23 countries outside North America, these papers present a comprehensive picture of accelerator science, technology and applications worldwide. Highlights include the initial operation of the SPring-8 light source, the PEP-II B-factory high-energy ring, the CERN LEP2 collider, and one sextant of RHIC. Construction reports range from the CERN Large Hadron Collider and the Fermilab Main Injector and Recycler, to the BESSY-II light source and the TRIUMF-ISAC radioactive beam facility. Upcoming projects described include the US Spallation Neutron Source, the Japanese Hadron Facility and the RIKEN Beam Factory. Important progress is reported on advanced accelerators - linear colliders, muon colliders and laser accelerators - and on pulsed-power and high-intensity beams. There are also details. of interesting advances on superconducting rf and magnets, ion sources and electron guns, controls, instrumentation, and other technology. Free-electron lasers now offer novel photon beams for users, while the standard industrial and medical applications have been joined by new schemes for contraband detection and proton radiography.
- Particle Accelerators