Reviews of topical problems

Synchrotron radiation

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Physics, Vorobevy gory, Moscow, 119992, Russian Federation

The classical and quantum theories of synchrotron radiation (SR) are reviewed. A concise history of the development and discovery of SR, and its fundamental properties, are given. The emphasis is placed on the quantum effects: quantum fluctuations of trajectories of electrons, and radiative polarization of electrons and positrons in storage rings. The theories of undulator radiation and radiation in a short magnet are discussed in brief. Experimental investigations of synchrotron radiation and its applications in physical experiments are reviewed.

Text can be downloaded in Russian. English translation is available on IOP Science.
PACS: 41.60.Ap
DOI: 10.1070/PU1995v038n04ABEH000082
Citation: Ternov I M "Synchrotron radiation" Phys. Usp. 38 409–434 (1995)
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Оригинал: Тернов И М «Синхротронное излучение» УФН 165 429–456 (1995); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0165.199504c.0429

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