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Title Innovation was not enough : a history of the Midwestern Universities Research Association (MURA) / Lawrence Jones [and others]
Published Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 256 pages) : illustrations
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction -- ch. 2. Historical background. 2.1. The early history of accelerators. 2.2. Accelerator physics in the Midwest. 2.3. The coming of strong focusing. 2.4. The desire for a new accelerator laboratory in the Midwest -- ch. 3. The early MURA years, 1953-1956. 3.1. The beginnings of MURA. 3.2. The invention of FFAG. 3.3. MURA studies. 3.4. Theory of radio frequency acceleration. 3.5. Nonlinear dynamics. 3.6. The radial sector model. 3.7. The spiral sector model. 3.8. MURA computing. 3.9. Colliding beams. 3.10. Collective instabilities. 3.11. Conferences -- ch. 4. The Madison years, 1956-1963. 4.1. Formation of the MURA organization. 4.2. The move to Madison. 4.3. Space charge. 4.4. Injection and extraction. 4.5. The 50 MeV two-way model. 4.6. MURA proposals. 4.7. The 1959 workshop; synchrotrons catch up. 4.8. The directorship of Bernard Waldman. 4.9. The panel and their recommendations. 4.10. MURA responds -- ch. 5. The last years of MURA, 1963-1967. 5.1. The end of MURA. 5.2. The ZGS tuneup and improvement program. 5.3. Linacs. 5.4. Magnet development. 5.5. Cosmic rays. 5.6. Bubble chambers. 5.7. The electron storage ring. 5.8. The physical sciences laboratory; the synchrotron radiation center. 5.9. Fermilab. 5.10. Cyclotrons and nonscaling FFAGs today and tomorrow. 5.11. MURA's last gasp -- ch. 6. Consequences and reflections. 6.1. Innovations. 6.2. Innovation was not enough. 6.3. Personal note
Summary This book presents a history of the Midwestern Universities Research Association (MURA) during its lifetime from the early 1950s to the late 1960s. MURA was responsible for a number of important contributions to the science of particle accelerators, including the invention of fixed field alternating gradient accelerators (FFAG), as well as contributions to accelerator orbit theory, radio frequency acceleration techniques, colliding beams technology, orbit instabilities, computation methods, and designs of accelerator magnets and linear accelerator cavities. A number of students were trained by MURA in accelerator techniques, and went on to important posts where they made further contributions to the field. The authors were all members of the MURA staff and themselves made many contributions to the field. No other such history exists, and there are relatively few publications devoted to the history of particle accelerators
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Midwestern Universities Research Association.
Particle accelerators -- Research -- Middle West -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Jones, Lawrence W. (Lawrence William), 1925-
LC no. 2008052809
ISBN 9789812832849 (electronic bk.)
981283284X (electronic bk.)