Author: Eremeev, G.V.
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WEYGBF3 Nb3Sn Multicell Cavity Coating at JLab 1798
 
  • U. Pudasaini, M.J. Kelley
    The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
  • G. Ciovati, G.V. Eremeev, M.J. Kelley, C.E. Reece
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  • M.J. Kelley
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, USA
  • I.P. Parajuli, MNS. Sayeed
    ODU, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
 
  Funding: This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics.
Following encouraging results with Nb3Sn-coated R&D cavities, the existing coating system was upgraded to allow for Nb3Sn coating of CEBAF accelerator cavities. The upgrade was designed to allow Nb3Sn coating of original CEBAF 5-cell cavities with the vapor diffusion technique. Several CEBAF cavities were coated in the upgraded system to investigate vapor diffusion coatings on extended structures. Witness samples coated along with the cavities were characterized with material science techniques, while coated cavities were measured at 4 and 2 K. The progress, lessons learned, and the pathforward are discussed.
 
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THPAL129 Magnetron Sputtering of Nb3Sn for SRF Cavities 3946
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  • MNS. Sayeed, H. Elsayed-Ali
    ODU, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
  • G.V. Eremeev, M.J. Kelley, C.E. Reece
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  • M.J. Kelley, U. Pudasaini
    The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
  • M.J. Kelley
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, USA
 
  Nb3Sn is a potential candidate for surface material of SRF cavities since it can enable the cavity to operate at higher temperatures with high quality factor and at an increased accelerating gradient. Nb-Sn films were deposited using magnetron sputtering of individual Nb and Sn targets onto Nb and sapphire substrates. The as-deposited films were annealed at 1200 °C for 3 hours. The films were characterized for their structure by X-ray Diffraction (XRD), morphology by Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM), and composition by Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) and Time of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS). The surface resistivity was measured down to cryogenic temperature to determine the superconducting transition temperature and its width. The composition of the multilayered films was controlled by varying the thickness of the Nb and Sn layers. The films showed crystalline Nb3Sn phases with Tc up to 17.6 K.  
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THPAL130 Effect of Deposition Temperature and Duration on Nb3Sn Diffusion Coating 3950
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  • U. Pudasaini, M.J. Kelley
    The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
  • G.V. Eremeev, M.J. Kelley, C.E. Reece
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  • M.J. Kelley, J. Tuggle
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, USA
 
  Funding: Partially authored by Jefferson Science Associates under contract no. DE¬AC05¬06OR23177. Work at College of William & Mary supported by Office of High Energy Physics under grant SC0014475.
Nb3Sn is a potential candidate to replace Nb in SRF accelerator cavities to reduce cost and advance perfor-mance. Tin vapor diffusion is the preferred technique to realize such cavities by growing a few microns thick Nb3Sn coating on the interior surface of the niobium cavity. The coating process typically uses temperatures of 1100-1200 °C for 3-6 hours. It is important to better understand the coating process, and optimize the coating parameters to overcome the current limitation on the performance of Nb3Sn coated SRF cavities. We investi-gate Nb3Sn coatings prepared in the temperature range of 900-1200 °C and duration of 3 - 12 hours using various material characterization tools. Variation of these pa-rameters appears to have notable effect on microstructure and topography of the obtained surface.
 
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THPAL131 Studies of Electropolishing and Oxypolishing Treated Diffusion Coated Nb3Sn Surfaces 3954
 
  • U. Pudasaini, M.J. Kelley
    The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
  • G.V. Eremeev, M.J. Kelley, C.E. Reece
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  • M.J. Kelley, J. Tuggle
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, USA
 
  The Nb3Sn-coated cavities aim to enhance perfor-mance and significantly reduce cost. Their fabrication involves tin vapor diffusion coating of Nb3Sn on the interior surface of a Nb cavity. Controlled removal of first few layers to obtain a smoother and cleaner surface could be desirable to improve the high field RF perfor-mance. Our first results from the application of elec-tropolishing and oxypolishing techniques on Nb3Sn-coated surfaces indicated reduced surface roughness, and the surface composition appeared nominally unchanged. Systematic studies explore the effect of different polish-ing parameters into the roughness and composition. We present the latest results from SEM/EDS and AFM studies of Nb3Sn-coated samples treated with electropolishing and oxypolishing.  
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