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This treatise covers all aspects of the design and the daily operations of a beam diagnostic system for a large particle accelerator. A very interdisciplinary field, it involves contributions from physicists, electrical and mechanical engineers and computer experts alike so as to satisfy the ever-increasing demands for beam parameter variability for a vast range of operation modi and particles. The author draws upon 40 years of research and work, most of them spent as the head of the beam diagnostics group at GSI. He has illustrated the more theoretical aspects with many real-life examples that will provide beam instrumentation designers with ideas and tools for their work.
Beam Intensity Measurements.- Thermal Aspects.- Beam Profile Measurements.- Measurements with Capacitive or Inductive Pickups.- Measurements in Phase Spaces.- The Longitudinal Phase Plane.- The Electromagnetic Fields of Bunches.- Beam Loss Monitoring.- Some Interesting Specialized Aspects of Beam Diagnostics.