top of page

Safety for Particle Accelerators

Inside this Book

If you make use of this material, you may credit the authors as follows:

Otto Thomas, "Safety for Particle Accelerators", Springer Nature, 2021, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-57031-6, License:

The use of non-standard technologies such as superconductivity, cryogenics and radiofrequency pose challenges for the safe operation of accelerator facilities that cannot be addressed using only best practice from occupational safety in conventional industry. This book introduces readers to different occupational safety issues at accelerator facilities and is directed to managers, scientists, technical personnel and students working at current or future accelerator facilities. While the focus is on occupational safety – how to protect the people working at these facilities – the book also touches on “machine safety” – how to prevent accelerators from doing structural damage to themselves. This open access book offers a first introduction to safety at accelerator facilities. Presenting an overview of the safety-related aspects of the specific technologies employed in particle accelerators, it highlights the potential hazards at such facilities and current prevention and protection measures. It closes with a review of safety management and organization at accelerator facilities.


Particle Acceleration And Detection, Beam Physics, Measurement Science And Instrumentation, Quality Control, Reliability, Safety And Risk, Low Temperature Physics, Accelerator Physics, Industrial And Production Engineering, Radiation Safety, Hierarchy Of Safety Measures, Accelerator Operation, Laser Safety, Ionising Radiation, Superconducting Radio Frequency, Superconducting Magnet, Cryostat Design, Open Access, Particle & High-energy Physics, Scientific Standards, Measurement Etc, Reliability Engineering

Rights | License

Except where otherwise noted, this item has been published under the following license:

Takedown policy

If you believe that this publication infringes copyright, please contact us at and provide relevant details so that we can investigate your claim.

bottom of page