This monograph covers seven different techniques for producing quasimonochromatic radiation from high energy electron beams passing through or near periodic structures. These structures include periodic magnetic fields, single crystals and laser beams. Each chapter is dedicated to one technique. It begins with a thorough but concise theoretical derivation of the technique, and ends with experimental results comparing the theory to reality. The author demonstrates that the theories behind each technique are quite similar.

A solid background in electromagnetism is needed to fully benefit from this book. Also the material is presented very concisely but is thoroughly referenced so these sources can be readily consulted for additional information.

Review by Albert C. Claus, physics department at Loyola University, Chicago, Ill., U.S.A.

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