Wakefield Acceleration and the Transformer Ratio
at the Argonne Wakefield Accelerator
John Power, ANL/HEP
In 1982 the D.O.E. launched the Advanced Acceleration Program with the stated
goal of developing techniques for the production of high gradient acceleration.
Most of the research in this quest for high gradient acceleration has centered
on various wakefield acceleration methods. A general introduction to wakefield
acceleration, its limitation due to the transformer ratio, as well as recent
experimental results from the Argonne Wakefield Accelerator will be presented.