Hey, if you've never read stuff from the field of accelerator physics, this is a good time to get a general view of some of the issues that are often dealt with in this field. This is the August 2008 issue of the Beam Dynamics Newsletter, produced by the International Committee for Future Accelerators. The theme for this newsletter is all about electron guns, which is the workhorse of the majority of particle accelerators (synchrotron centers require electron accelerators). You'll learn all about electron photoinjectors, beam dynamics, emittance measurement, etc.
You can see other newsletters that have been produced here.
Fun stuff! :)