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New Textbook by a Member of the Physics Faculty Published



A new ebook has been published that was written by two professors, Ragnar Hellborg from the Physics Department at Lund University in Sweden and Harry J. Whitlow from the Department of Physics and the Louisiana Accelerator Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette have just had a new textbook published. Electrostatic Accelerators: a versatile tool, was published in March 2019 by Morgan and Claypool and the Institute of Physics Publishing as part of their Concise Physics Series.  Electrostatic accelerators are today finding increasing application in research and manufacturing with such diverse applications as well-logging, medical research into infection processes and were even used to date the Shroud of Turin.  The importance of electrostatic accelerators in today’s society stems from their use for ion implantation which is an essential process in making the nanometer-sized electronic devices that are used in every microprocessor and smartphone chip. The book serves as a reference guide, handbook and textbook for accelerator engineers, researchers and students.