Week 1: Introduction to DC accelerators, Cockcroft-Walton, Van de Graaff, Tandem, Pelletron accelerators.
Week 2: Ion sources, high voltage generation, voltage stabilization, Charging systems (capacitive and inductive), Magnets, insulating gases and their characteristics.
Week 3: Control systems, beam handling components, Focussing systems, interlocks, Voltage / Energy calibration, beam optics
Week 4: Introduction and basic principles of LINACs. Relativistic expressions. Propagation of electromagnetic waves through matter (relevant to LINACs only), boundary conditions, phase velocity, group velocity, wave equation. Generation of modes in a cavity/waveguide
Week 5: Application to the different types of LINACs including traveling and standing wave types. Transit time factor and the energy gained in a LINAC. General ideas of surface resistance, power loss, Quality factor, shunt impedance in cavities; Normal conducting LINAC structures
Week 6: Superconductivity in accelerators, advantages of Superconducting cavities, breakdown mechanisms in Superconducting cavities, Superconducting accelerating cavities
Week 7: Longitudinal dynamics in LINACs: Longitudinal stability, stability criteria, separatrix, synchronous oscillation with small and large amplitudes.
Week 8: FD, FFDD focusing, Stability criteria, phase advance and stability in LINACs; Space charge effects in high intensity beams.
Week 9: Cyclotrons. Synchrocyclotron. AVF principle and concept of hills and valleys in magnetic field. Different applications of cyclotrons.
Week 10: Equation of motion in magnetic field and concept of focusing, Weak and strong focusing, Quadrupole magnets, Principle of AG focusing, Edge focusing.
Week 11: Radio Frequency (RF) field and particle acceleration. Longitudinal focusing and phase stability. RF bucket and longitudinal emittance.
Week 12: Proton storage ring. Basic concept of space charge and tune shift. Fixed target collision and colliding beams. Luminosity and circular colliders