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TUZGBE5 A Combined Temperature and Magnetic Field Mapping System for SRF Cavities 1228
 
  • J.M. Köszegi, K. Alomari, J. Knobloch, O. Kugeler, B. Schmitz
    HZB, Berlin, Germany
 
  In the past decade, a significant improvement of SRF cavity performance has been achieved, yet a number of performance limiting mechanisms, such as magnetic flux trapping, still exist. We present a diagnostics tool which combines flux expulsion measurement during the superconducting phase transition with temperature mapping during operation. This system has a time resolution for both temperature and magnetic field mapping of 2 ms for full cavity coverage, so that short-lived events, including cavity quenches, can easily be resolved.  
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WEYGBF1
Development and Construction of Low-Beta Superconducting Cavities for Large Accelerators  
 
  • P.N. Ostroumov
    FRIB, East Lansing, USA
 
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WEYGBF2
Pathway to High Gradients in Superconducting rf Cavities by Avoiding Flux Dissipation  
 
  • A.S. Romanenko
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
 
  Funding: This manuscript has been authored by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics.
It is currently believed in the field of SRF that the limit of the achievable accelerating gradients is set by the DC superheating field value, which guides most of the theoretical and experimental studies in this direction. However, it was recently proposed* that another mechanism is currently enabling both the existing SRF cavities with the quench field in excess of niobium Hc1, and providing the path forward to higher gradients, namely the vortex nucleation time slower than the rf period. If true, differently from currently pursued higher DC Hsh materials (e.g. Nb3Sn, MgB2 etc) or multi-layered structures, the new proposed directions are doping of the top niobium surface with special types of inelastic electron-phonon scattering "slowing down" impurities, or coating with thin layers of LOW (and not high) Tc superconductors. Both experimental and theoretical progress at Fermilab in this new area will be presented.
*A. Romanenko, TTC Topical Workshop - RF Superconductivity: Pushing Cavity Performance Limits, Fermilab, Batavia, IL, 2017, https://indico.fnal.gov/event/15177/session/3/contribution/27
 
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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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WEPMF012 Power Requirement and Preliminary Coupler Design for the eRHIC Crab Cavity System 2394
 
  • S. Verdú-Andrés, I. Ben-Zvi, D. Holmes, Q. Wu
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
  • I. Ben-Zvi
    Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, USA
 
  Funding: Work supported by Brookhaven Science Associates LLC under contract no. DE-SC0012704 with the U.S. Department of Energy.
Crab cavities are deflecting cavities operated in such a way that the bunch center is in synchronism with the zero-crossing kick voltage. In that case, beam loading is zero for an on-axis beam. The crab cavity system of the future electron-ion collider eRHIC will manipulate 275 GeV proton beams. At high energies, the beam offset can be as large as 2 mm (including mechanical and electrical offset tolerances). The beam loading resulting from such offset can greatly incur in large power requirements to the RF amplifier. The choice of external Q for the Fundamental Power Coupler (FPC) is critical to limit the power requirement to practical values. The loaded Q of the eRHIC crab cavities is mainly governed by the external Q of the FPC, so the external Q will also define the cavity bandwidth and thus the tuning requirements to counteract frequency transients from external perturbations. This paper discusses the choice of external Q for the FPC of the eRHIC crab cavities and introduces the design of a preliminary FPC antenna concept that would provide the appropriate external Q.
 
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WEPMF034 Development of Superconducting RF Double Spoke Cavity at IHEP 2432
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  • Z.Q. Zhou, H.F.S. Feisi, W.M. Pan
    IHEP, Beijing, People's Republic of China
 
  Funding: State Key Development Program for Basic Research of China (Grant No.2014CB845500)
The China Initiative Accelerator Driven System (CiADS) has been approved to transmute long-lived radi-oisotopes in used nuclear fuel into shorter-lived fission products. IHEP is developing a 325MHz double spoke cavity at β0 of 0.5 for the CiADS linac. The cavity shape was optimized to minimize Ep/Ea while keeping Bp/Ep reasonably low, while the multipacting was analyzed. Meanwhile, mechanical design was applied to check stress, Lorentz force detuning and microphonic effects, and to minimize pressure sensitivity. A new RF coupling scheme was proposed to avoid electrons hitting directly on ceramic window. The detailed design for the cavity is addressed in this paper.
 
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WEPMF035 Investigating the Effect of Inhomogeneous Resistivity on Bulk RRR and Heat Conductivity Using a Lattice Green's Functions Method 2436
 
  • N.C. Shipman, A. Macpherson
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • G. Burt
    Cockcroft Institute, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
  • J.A. Mitchell
    Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
 
  A method was developed to calculate the bulk RRR (residual resistivity ratio) which would be measured on a superconducting cavity or sample with an inhomogeneous resistivity and arbitrary geometry. The method involves modelling the object as a network of resistors and employs lattice Green's functions. A further adaptation of the method which allows the heat transport characteristics of such an object to be predicted is also described.  
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WEPMF036 RF Test Result of a BNL N-Doped 500 MHz B-Cell Cavity at Cornell 2440
 
  • F. Furuta, M. Ge, T. Gruber, J.J. Kaufman, M. Liepe, J.T. Maniscalco, J. Sears
    Cornell University (CLASSE), Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences and Education, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • F. Gao, J. Rose
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
 
  Cornell's SRF group has collaborated with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) on one 500 MHz CESR type SRF "B-cell" cavity (BNL B-cell) for the National Synchrotron Light Source II. Cornell has been responsible for RF surface preparation, vertical testing, and short cavity string assembly. As a state-of-the-art surface preparation protocol, Cornell selected Nitrogen doping for the BNL B-cell. N-doping has been well demonstrated and established to push the cavity quality factor (Q0) higher in 1.3GHz SRF cavities at many laboratories. Cornell calculated that N-doping could also be beneficial on a 500MHz SRF cavity, with a potential to increase its Q0 by a factor of two compared with the traditional chemical polishing based surface preparation protocol. Here we report on the detailed surface preparation and vertical test result of the BNL B-cell.  
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WEPMF037 HF Free Bipolar Electro-Polishing Studies on Niobium SRF Cavities at Cornell With Faraday Technology 2443
 
  • F. Furuta, M. Ge, T. Gruber, J.J. Kaufman, P.N. Koufalis, M. Liepe, J. Sears
    Cornell University (CLASSE), Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences and Education, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • T.D. Hall, M.E. Inman, R. Radhakrishnan, S.T. Snyder, E.J. Taylor
    Faraday Technology, Inc., Clayton, Ohio, USA
 
  Cornell's SRF group and Faraday Technology have been collaborating on two phase-II SBIR projects. One of them is the development and commissioning of a 9-cell scale HF free Bipolar Electro-Polishing (BEP) system. Faraday Technology has upgraded their 1.3 GHz single-cell BEP system for hosting 9-cell cavities. Initial commissioning of the new system was done with a three single-cell cavity string, and high a gradient of 40MV/m was demonstrated during the RF tests at Cornell. After this success with the test string, the 9-cell cavity was processed with the new system at Faraday and RF test was performed at Cornell. Here we report detailed results from these 9-cell scale HF free BEP studies.  
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WEPMF038 Microphonics Suppression in the CBETA Linac Cryomodules 2447
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  • N. Banerjee, J. Dobbins, F. Furuta, G.H. Hoffstaetter, R.P.K. Kaplan, M. Liepe, P. Quigley, E.N. Smith, V. Veshcherevich
    Cornell University (CLASSE), Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences and Education, Ithaca, New York, USA
 
  Funding: This work was performed through the support of New York State Energy Research and Development Agency. The linac cryomodules were constructed with funding from the National Science Foundation.
The Cornell-BNL ERL Test Accelerator (CBETA) is a new multi-turn energy recovery linac currently under construction at Cornell University. It uses two superconducting linacs, both of which are susceptible to microphonics detuning. The high-current injector accelerates electrons to 6 MeV and the main linac accelerates and decelerates electrons by 36 MeV. In this paper, we discuss various measures taken to reduce vibrations caused by instabilities and flow transients in the cryogenic system of the main linac cryomodule. We further describe the use of a Least Mean Square algorithm in establishing a stable Active Microphonics Compensation system for operation of the main linac cavities.
 
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WEPMF039 Experimental Results on the Field and Frequency Dependence of the Surface Resistance of Niobium Cavities 2451
 
  • P.N. Koufalis, M. Liepe, J.T. Maniscalco, T.E. Oseroff
    Cornell University (CLASSE), Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences and Education, Ithaca, New York, USA
 
  We investigate the field and frequency dependence of the surface resistance of single-cell niobium cavities as a function of surface treatment at 1.3, 2.6, and 3.9 GHz. The surface resistance is broken down into two parts: the temperature-independent residual resistance and the temperature-dependent BCS resistance. While the low-field BCS resistance is known to vary quadratically with frequency, the exact dependence of the BCS and residual resistances on field at higher frequencies are important topics for further investigation. We offer results on a systematic experimental study of the residual and BCS resistance as a function of frequency and field for clean niobium and high-temperature nitrogen-doped niobium.  
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WEPMF041 Insights into the Role of C, N, and O Introduced by Low Temperature Baking on Niobium Cavity Performance 2455
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  • P.N. Koufalis, M. Liepe
    Cornell University (CLASSE), Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences and Education, Ithaca, New York, USA
 
  Previous experiments have shown that introducing nitrogen gas during low temperature bakes (120-160 C) of niobium cavities introduces C, N, and O impurities to the first 10-100 nm of the surface. This new treatment results in higher quality factors and even 'anti-Q-slope' in some cases. However, it is not entirely clear the role that each of these impurities plays in the performance enhancement of the cavities. It has been suggested that interstitial N within the first few nm of the surface is solely responsible for the observed enhancement, but little work has been done on the role of C and O. Because both C and O are abundant in much higher quantities than N near the surface, it is important to understand whether they are beneficial or detrimental to cavity performance. We provide further insight into the effects of C and O on cavity performance by baking in an ambient atmosphere rich in CO2 as opposed to N2.  
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WEPMF042 A Computational Method for More Accurate Measurements of the Surface Resistance in SRF Cavities 2458
 
  • J.T. Maniscalco, M. Liepe
    Cornell University (CLASSE), Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences and Education, Ithaca, New York, USA
 
  The principal loss mechanism for superconducting RF cavities in normal operation is Ohmic heating due to the microwave surface resistance in the superconducting surface. The typical method for calculating this field-dependent surface resistance Rs(H) from RF measurements of quality factor Q0 implicitly returns a weighted average of Rs over the surface as a function of peak surface magnetic field H, not the true value of Rs as a function of the local magnitude of H. In this work we present a computational method to convert a measured Q0 vs. Hpeak to a more accurate Rs vs. Hlocal, given knowledge about cavity geometry and field distribution.  
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WEPMF043 Frequency Tuner Development at Cornell for the RAON Half Wave Resonators 2461
 
  • M. Ge, F. Furuta, T. Gruber, S.W. Hartman, M. Liepe, J.T. Maniscalco, T.I. O'Connell, P.J. Pamel, J. Sears, V. Veshcherevich
    Cornell University (CLASSE), Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences and Education, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • B.H. Choi, J. Joo, J.W. Kim, W.K. Kim, J. Lee, I. Shin
    IBS, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
 
  The superconducting half-wave-resonators for the RAON project require a slow frequency tuner that can provide at least 80 kHz tuning range. Cornell University has designed, prototyped, and tested a tuner for these half-wave-resonators. In this paper, we present the tuner design, prototype fabrication, test insert preparation, long-term testing and tuner performance test results at cryogenic temperature. The performance of the tuner is analyzed in detail.  
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WEPMF044 Updates on the DC Field Dependence Cavity 2465
 
  • J.T. Maniscalco, M. Liepe
    Cornell University (CLASSE), Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences and Education, Ithaca, New York, USA
 
  Work at Cornell has demonstrated good agreement between a theoretical model by A. Gurevich of the anti-Q-slope (a field-dependent decrease of the microwave surface resistance) and experimental results from impurity-doped niobium. As a corollary, the model predicts that a strong DC magnetic field applied parallel to the RF surface will produce a similar decrease in surface resistance. In order to explore this prediction for many materials, we have designed a new coaxial cavity with a strong, uniform DC field superimposed over a weak RF field on a removable and replaceable niobium sample. Here we present updates on the progress of this new cavity.  
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WEPMF045 Performance of the Prototype SRF Half-Wave-Resonators Tested at Cornell for the RAON Project 2468
 
  • M. Ge, F. Furuta, T. Gruber, S.W. Hartman, M. Liepe, J.T. Maniscalco, T.I. O'Connell, P.J. Pamel, J. Sears, V. Veshcherevich
    Cornell University (CLASSE), Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences and Education, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • B.H. Choi, J. Joo, J.W. Kim, W.K. Kim, J. Lee, I. Shin
    IBS, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
 
  Two prototype superconducting half-wave-resonator (162.5 MHz and β=0.12) for the RAON project have been successfully tested at Cornell University. Detailed vertical performance testing included (1) test of the bare cavity without the helium tank, and (2) test of the dressed cavity with a helium tank. In this paper, we report on the development of the test infrastructure, test results, and performance data analysis, showing that the specifications for RAON were met.  
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WEPMF046 Modeling of the Frequency and Field Dependence of the Surface Resistance of Impurity-Doped Niobium 2471
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  • J.T. Maniscalco, P.N. Koufalis, M. Liepe
    Cornell University (CLASSE), Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences and Education, Ithaca, New York, USA
 
  The anti-Q-slope, a field-dependent decrease in surface resistance observed in impurity-doped niobium, has been investigated extensively in 1.3 GHz cavities. New early research into this effect has recently been performed at higher and lower frequencies, revealing an additional dependence on frequency: the anti-Q-slope is stronger at higher frequencies and weaker at lower frequencies. Several models have been proposed to explain the anti-Q-slope, with varying success in this new frequency-dependent regime. In this work, we analyze recent experimental data from a low-temperature-doped 1.3 GHz cavity and a high-temperature nitrogen-doped 2.6 GHz cavity and discuss the implications of these results on the proposed models.  
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WEPMF047 Performance of Samples With Novel SRF Materials and Growth Techniques 2475
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  • T.E. Oseroff, M. Ge, M. Liepe, J.T. Maniscalco, R.D. Porter
    Cornell University (CLASSE), Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences and Education, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • S.R. McNeal
    Ultramet, Pacoima, California, USA
  • M.J. Sowa
    Veeco-CNT, Medford, USA
 
  Novel materials are currently being studied in an attempt to push accelerating superconducting RF cavities to support higher accelerating fields and to operate with lower power loss. Growing layers of these materials of the quality necessary has proven to be difficult. In this work, we present the SRF performance of planar samples of the promising materials, NbN and Nb¬3Sn, grown using atomic layer deposition (ALD) and chemical vapor deposition (CVD) respectively. Results are promising.  
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WEPMF050 Update on Nb3Sn Progress at Cornell University 2479
 
  • R.D. Porter, J. Ding, D.L. Hall, M. Liepe
    Cornell University (CLASSE), Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences and Education, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • T.A. Arias, P. Cueva, D.A. Muller, N. Sitaraman
    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
 
  Niobium-3 Tin (Nb3Sn) is the most promising alternative material for SRF accelerator cavities. The material can achieve higher quality factors, higher temperature operation and potentially higher accelerating gradients compared to conventional niobium. Cornell University has a leading program to produce 2 - 3 micrometer thick coatings of Nb3Sn on Nb for SRF applications using vapor diffusion. This program has been the first to produce quality factors higher than achievable with conventional Nb at usable accelerating gradients. Here we present an update on progress at Cornell University, including studies of the formation of the Nb3Sn layer, density functional theory calculations of Nb3Sn growth, and designs for a sample host cavity for measuring the quench field of Nb3Sn.  
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WEPMF062 Simulation of Cavity Conditioning for the Diamond SCRF Cavity 2509
 
  • S.A. Pande, C. Christou, P. Gu
    DLS, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
 
  Diamond SCRF cavities are pulse conditioned every week in order to keep them operating reliably. During conditioning, the cavities are detuned in order to sweep the standing wave through the waveguide. To match these cavities at lower voltage (typically < 1.4 MV) and at higher power, 3 stub tuners are used in the waveguide feed. Simulations with CST studio show that a strong SW field exists between the RF window and the matching posts. As the cavity is detuned the electric field maximum passes through the window causing heating of the ceramic. Temperature measurements with thermal camera reveal that the temperature of the window increases to maximum when the cavity is detuned towards higher frequency. Based on the simulation results and the measurements, it was decided to reduce the conditioning voltage. These results are summarised.  
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WEPMF067 A High Gradient Solution for Increasing the Energy of the FERMI Linac 2525
 
  • C. Serpico, I. Cudin, S. Di Mitri, N. Shafqat, M. Svandrlik
    Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Basovizza, Italy
  • M. Bopp, R. Zennaro
    PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
 
  FERMI is the seeded Free Electron Laser (FEL) user facility at Elettra laboratory in Trieste, operating in the VUV to soft X-rays spectral range. In order to extend the FEL spectral range to shorter wavelengths, a feasibility study for increasing the Linac energy from 1.5 GeV to 1.8 GeV is actually going on. The design of new S-band accelerating structures, intended to replace the present Backward Travelling Wave sections, is presented. Such design is tailored for high gradient operation, low breakdown rates and low wakefield contribution. In this paper, we will also present the first, short prototype that has been built in collaboration with Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI).  
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WEPMF078 Assembly of the DQW Crab Cavity Cryomodule for SPS Test 2561
 
  • M. Garlaschè, K. Artoos, R. Calaga, O. Capatina, T. Capelli, N. El Kbiri, D. Lombard, P.F. Marcillac, P. Minginette, M. Narduzzi, L.R.A. Renaglia, J. Roch, J.S. Swieszek
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • A. Krawczyk, B. Prochal
    IFJ-PAN, Kraków, Poland
 
  RF Crab Cavities are an essential part of the High Luminosity Upgrade of the LHC accelerating complex. Two concepts of such superconducting systems are being developed: the Double Quarter Wave (DQW) and the RF Dipole (RFD). A prototype cryomodule - hosting two DQW cavities - has been fabricated and assembled for validation tests to be carried out in the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) at CERN. An overview of the main cryomodule components is presented, together with the system features and main fabrication requirements. The preparatory measures for cryomodule assembly, the execution and lessons learned are also discussed.  
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WEPMK007 INFN-LASA Design and Prototyping Activity for PIP-II 2640
 
  • A. Bignami, M. Bertucci, A. Bosotti, J.F. Chen, P. Michelato, L. Monaco, R. Paparella, D. Sertore
    INFN/LASA, Segrate (MI), Italy
  • C. Pagani
    Università degli Studi di Milano & INFN, Segrate, Italy
  • S. Pirani
    ESS, Lund, Sweden
 
  The design of the PIP-II medium-β, 5-cell, 650 MHz SRF elliptical cavity and the first steps of its prototyping activity are here presented. A design based on a three dies fabrication model has been chosen and fully characterized in terms of electromagnetic and mechanical parameters. Goal of the optimization has been to realize a highly performant cavity for CW operation with reasonably good performances when pulsed. A prototyping phase started with the production of three single-cell cavities used to validate the LASA model and to develop an optimal recipe for RF surface treatment according to the state-of-the-art of the high-Q frontier.  
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WEPMK008 In-Depth Analysis of the Vertical Test Results of the Third-Harmonic Cavities for the E-XFEL Injector 2644
 
  • M. Bertucci, A. Bignami, A. Bosotti, J.F. Chen, C.G. Maiano, P. Michelato, L. Monaco, R. Paparella, P. Pierini, D. Sertore
    INFN/LASA, Segrate (MI), Italy
  • C.G. Maiano, P. Pierini
    ESS, Lund, Sweden
  • C. Pagani
    Università degli Studi di Milano & INFN, Segrate, Italy
 
  The results of the vertical tests performed at LASA on the 3.9 GHz third-harmonic cavities for the E-XFEL injector are here discussed. Analysis of experimental data allows to confirm that such high frequency cavity, prepared with standard BCP treatment and 800°C annealing treatment, suffers an intrinsic performance limitation at around 22 MV/m (@ 2 K) due to a global thermal dissipation mechanism. A quantitative interpretation of the high field Q slope is also presented according to the latest theoretical models of field-dependent surface resistance.  
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WEPMK010 LCLS-II Cryomodules Production at Fermilab 2652
 
  • T.T. Arkan, J.N. Blowers, C.M. Ginsburg, C.J. Grimm, J.A. Kaluzny, A. Lunin, Y.O. Orlov, K.S. Premo, R.P. Stanek, G. Wu
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
 
  Funding: DOE
LCLS-II is a planned upgrade project for the linear coherent light source (LCLS) at SLAC. The LCLS-II linac will consist of thirty-five 1.3 GHz and two 3.9 GHz superconducting RF continuous wave (CW) cryomodules that Fermilab and Jefferson Lab are currently producing in collaboration with SLAC. The LCLS-II 1.3 GHz cryomodule design is based on the European XFEL pulsed-mode cryomodule design with modifications needed for CW operation. Two prototype cryomodules had been assembled and tested. After prototype cryomodule tests, both laboratories have increased cryomodule production rate to meet the challenging LCLS-II project installation schedule requirements of approximately one cryomodule per month per laboratory. Fermilab is at half point for the production, meaning that 6 cryomodules are fully assembled and tested. This paper presents Fermilab Cryomodule Assembly Facility (CAF) infrastructure for the LCLS-II cryomodules assembly, production experience at the half point emphasizing the challenges and mitigations.
 
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WEPMK012 Update on Plasma Processing R&D for LCLS-II 2656
 
  • P. Berrutti, A. Grassellino, T.N. Khabiboulline, M. Martinello
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
  • M. Doleans, S.-H. Kim, K.E. Tippey
    ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
  • D. Gonnella, G. Lanza, M.C. Ross
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
 
  Funding: Fermi Research Alliance, LLC, under Contract DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the U.S. DOE
SRF cavities performance preservation is crucial, from vertical test to accelerator operation. Field emission is still one of the main problems to overcome and plasma cleaning has been proven successful by SNS, in cleaning field emitters and increasing the work function of Nb. A collaboration has been established between FNAL, SLAC and ORNL with the purpose of applying plasma processing to LCLS-II cavities, in order to minimize and overcome field emission without affecting the high Q of N-doped cavities. The recipe will follow the neon-oxygen active plasma adopted at SNS, allowing in-situ processing of cavities and cryomodules from hydrocarbon contaminants. A novel method for plasma ignition has been developed at FNAL: a plasma glow discharge is ignited using high order modes to overcome limitations imposed by the fundamental power coupler. The results of experiments on 9-cell LCLS-II cavity are presented, along with plasma ignition studies. In addition the RF system is shown and N-doped Nb samples studies are discussed.
 
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WEPMK014 A New Design for the Hilumi Radio-Frequency Dipole Bare Cavity 2659
 
  • M. Parise, P. Berrutti, L. Ristori
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
 
  Crabbing cavities are one of the technological landmark that will allow the LHC to optimize its per-formance and maximize its integrated luminosity by allowing a head-on collision between the bunches despite the non-zero crossing angle. A total of 8 crab cavities will be installed in the interaction region of each of the two experiments, ATLAS and CMS. In the last years, the two types of crab cavities were de-signed, built and tested under the US-LARP R&D pro-gram. Horizontal crabbing is obtained with a radio-frequency dipole cavity (RFD) designed by Old Do-minion University (ODU), SLAC and Fermilab (FNAL). In this paper a new mechanical design, that uses passive stiffeners, is presented. This design leads to a decrease of the Lorentz Force Detuning frequency shift, satisfy the requirements on pressure sensitivity, validate the structural integrity and increase the tuner sensitivity and the maximum elastic tuning range. Furthermore, it will be possible to greatly simplify the shape of the magnetic shield and Helium vessel with respect to the current design.  
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WEPMK016 New Insight on Nitrogen Infusion Revealed by Successive Nanometric Material Removal 2665
 
  • M. Checchin, A. Grassellino, M. Martinello, O.S. Melnychuk, S. Posen, A.S. Romanenko, D.A. Sergatskov
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
 
  In this study we present new insight on low temperature nitrogen infusion on bulk niobium superconducting radio-frequency (SRF) cavities. Nitrogen infusion is a thermal treatment recently discovered at Fermilab that allows to reach high accelerating gradients, of the order of 45MV/m, with high Q-factors, of the order of 2 · 1010. Detailed depth dependent RF studies (by means of subsequent HF rinses) and comparisonwith SIMS results pinpointed interstitial nitrogen as the responsible for the improved performance and uncovered the extension of its profile inside the material.  
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WEPML001 Passive Microphonics Mitigation during LCLS-II Cryomodule Testing at Fermilab 2668
 
  • J.P. Holzbauer, B.E. Chase, J. Einstein-Curtis, B.J. Hansen, E.R. Harms, J.A. Kaluzny, A.L. Klebaner, M.W. McGee, Y.O. Orlov, T.J. Peterson, Y.M. Pischalnikov, W. Schappert, R.P. Stanek, J. Theilacker, M.J. White, G. Wu
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
 
  Funding: This manuscript has been authored by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics.
The LCLS-II project calls for cryomodule production and testing at both Fermilab and JLab. Due to low beam loading and high cavity quality factor, the designed peak detuning specification is 10 Hz. Initial testing showed peak detuning up to 150 Hz with a complex and varying time-structure, showing both fast (1-2 second) and slow (1-2 hour) drifts in amplitude and spectrum. Extensive warm and cold testing showed Thermoacoustic Oscillations in the cryogenic valves were the primary source of the microphonics. This was mitigated by valve wipers and valve re-plumbing, resulting in a greatly improved cavity detuning environment. Additional modifications were made to the cavity mechanical supports and Fermilab test stand to improve detuning performance. These modifications and testing results will be presented.
 
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WEPML002 Design of 650 MHz Tuner for PIP-II Project 2671
 
  • Y.M. Pischalnikov, S. Cheban, J.C. Yun
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
 
  Funding: This manuscript has been authored by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics.
The Proton Improvement Plan (PIP) II project at Fermilab is a proton driver linac which will use of five different cavity geometries including a 650 MHz 5-cell elliptical cavities that will operate in RF-pulse mode. Detuning of these cavities by Lorentz Forces will be large and strongly depend of the stiffness of the cavity's tuner. First prototype tuner built and tested warm [1,2]. Measured stiffness of the prototype tuner was below 30kN/mm instead of expected from simulation 70kN/mm [2]. Significant effort has been invested into understanding discrepancy between simulation and experimental data that led to newest tuner design. Updated 'dressed cavity-helium vessel-tuner' model provided consistent results between ANSYS simulations and experiment results. Modified tuner design and analysis in limitations for overall 'cavity/tuner system' stiffness will be presented.
 
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WEPML003 Precision Q0 Measurement of an SRF Cavity with a Digital RF Techniques 2674
 
  • J.P. Holzbauer, B.M. Hanna, Y.M. Pischalnikov, W. Schappert, D.A. Sergatskov, A.I. Sukhanov
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
 
  Funding: This manuscript has been authored by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics.
Direct measurement of the quality factor of SRF cavity using traditional RF techniques is essential for cavity production and development. Systematic effects of the measurement can contribute significant amounts of error to these measurements if not accounted for. This paper will present measurements taken at Fermilab using a digital RF system to characterize and correct for these systematic effects and directly measure the quality factor versus gradient curve for a single spoke resonator in the Spoke Test Cryostat at Fermilab. These measurements will be compared to traditional calorimetric measurements, and a discussion of improving/extending these techniques to other testing situations will be included.
 
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WEPML004 Production Tuner Testing for LCLS-II Cryomodule Production 2678
 
  • J.P. Holzbauer, Y.M. Pischalnikov, W. Schappert, J.C. Yun
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
  • C. Contreras-Martinez
    FRIB, East Lansing, USA
 
  Funding: This manuscript has been authored by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics.
LCLS-II 1.3 GHz cryomodule production is well underway at Fermilab. Several dozen cavity/tuner systems have been tested, including tuning to 1.3 GHz, cold landing frequency, range/sensitivity of the slow tuner, and range/sensitivity of the fast tuner. All this testing information as well as lessons learned from tuner installation will be presented.
 
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WEPML005 Testing of SSR1 Production Tuner for PIP-II 2681
 
  • J.P. Holzbauer, D. Passarelli, Y.M. Pischalnikov
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
 
  Funding: This manuscript has been authored by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics.
The PIP-II project at Fermilab is a proton driver linac calling for the use of five different, novel cavity geometries. Prototyping at Fermilab is in the advanced stages for the low-beta single-spoke resonator (SSR1) and associated technologies. A production tuner design has been fabricated and tested, both warm and cold in the Spoke Test Cryostat (STC). This paper will present the detailed studies on this tuner, including slow motor/piezoelectric tuner range and hysteresis as well as dynamic mechanical system characterization.
 
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WEPML006 Modified Slow Tuner Design for Cavity 1 Inside LCLS II Cryomodules 2684
 
  • Y.M. Pischalnikov, T.T. Arkan, S. Cheban, J.P. Holzbauer, J.A. Kaluzny, Y.O. Orlov, J.C. Yun
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
 
  Funding: This manuscript has been authored by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics.
Initial LCLS-II cryomodule testing at Fermilab showed microphonics on the furthest upstream cavity (number 1) at least factor 2 larger than on the rest of the cavities. Testing indicated that this was a difference in the mechanical support of cavity 1, not a local acoustic source. Further investigation pointed to the upstream beam-pipe of the cavity 1. The upstream cavity flange has a solid spool piece connection to the beamline gate valve unlike the other cavities, which all connect through bellows. The gate valve's weight is supported by sliding system (free in z-axis) connected to large diameter Helium gas return pipe. The tuner design was modified to transform interface between cavity#1 and gate valve. Arms of the tuner for cavity 1 were extended and became the support structure for gate valve, eliminating the connection to the helium return pipe. Modification of the tuner design and results in microphonics mitigations will be presented.
 
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WEPML007 Active Microphonics Compensation for LCLS-II 2687
 
  • J.P. Holzbauer, B.E. Chase, J. Einstein-Curtis, Y.M. Pischalnikov, W. Schappert
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
  • L.R. Doolittle, C. Serrano
    LBNL, Berkeley, California, USA
 
  Funding: This manuscript has been authored by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics.
Testing of early LCLS-II cryomodules showed microphonics-induced detuning levels well above specification. As part of a risk-mitigation effort, a collaboration was formed between SLAC, LBNL, and Fermilab to develop and implement active microphonics compensation into the LCLS-II LLRF system. Compensation was first demonstrated using a Fermilab FPGA-based development system compensating on single cavities, then with the LCLS-II LLRF system on single and multiple cavities simultaneously. The primary technique used for this effort is a bank of narrowband filter set using the piezo-to-detuning transfer function. Compensation automation, optimization, and stability studies were done. Details of the techniques used, firmware/software implementation, and results of these studies will be presented.
 
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WEPML008 Tuner Testing of a Dressed 3.9 GHz Cavity for LCLS-II at Fermilab 2690
 
  • J.P. Holzbauer, S. Aderhold, T.N. Khabiboulline, Y.M. Pischalnikov, W. Schappert, J.C. Yun
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
  • C. Contreras-Martinez
    FRIB, East Lansing, USA
 
  Funding: This manuscript has been authored by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics.
Fermilab is responsible for the design of the 3.9 GHz cryomodule for LCLS-II. Integrated acceptance testing of a dressed 3.9 GHz cavity for the LCLS-II project has been done at the Fermilab Horizontal Test Stand. This test included a slim blade tuner (based on INFN & XFEL designs) with integrated piezoelectric fast/fine tuner. This paper will present results of the mechanical setup, cold testing, and cold function of this tuner including fast and slow tuner range, sensitivity, and hysteresis.
 
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WEPML010 Operation Regime Analysis of Conduction Cooled Cavities Through Multi-Physics Simulation 2697
 
  • R.A. Kostin, R. Dhuley, M.G. Geelhoed, R.D. Kephart, T.K. Kroc, O.V. Prokofiev, J.C.T. Thangaraj
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
  • A. Kanareykin
    Euclid TechLabs, LLC, Solon, Ohio, USA
 
  Funding: Department of Energy
Euclid Techlabs in collaboration with Fermilab IARC (Batavia, IL) is developing industrial superconducting 10MeV electron linac. Conduction cooling is used for cooling instead of liquid helium bath to simplify linac maintenance. The cavity linked to commercially available cryo-cooler cold head through highly conductive aluminium strips. However, this solution raises a problem of contact thermal resistance. This paper shows some results of Comsol multyphysics simulations of the cavity cooling by AL strips. Some insight was obtained on the acceptable range of contact resistance. Operation regimes were obtained at different accelerating gradients and cavity temperatures. The results of simulation are presented and discussed.
 
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WEPML013 Anti-Q-slope enhancement in high-frequency niobium cavities 2707
 
  • M. Martinello, S. Aderhold, S.K. Chandrasekaran, M. Checchin, A. Grassellino, O.S. Melnychuk, S. Posen, A.S. Romanenko, D.A. Sergatskov
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
 
  N-doped 1.3 GHz niobium cavities showed for the first time the so-called anti-Q-slope, i.e. the increasing of the Q-factor as a function of the accelerating field. It was verified that the anti-Q-slope is consequence of the decreasing of the temperature-dependent component of the surface resistance as a function of the field. This trend is opposite compared to the increasing of the surface resistance previously observed in 1.3 GHz standard (EP, BCP, 120 C baked) niobium cavities. The effect of the different state-of-the-art surface treatments on the field dependence of the surface resistance is studied for 650 MHz, 1.3 GHz, 2.6 GHz and 3.9 Ghz cavities. This proceeding shows that the field dependence of the temperature-dependent component of the surface resistance has a strong frequency dependence and that the anti-Q-slope may appear even in clean niobium cavities if the resonant frequency is high enough, suggesting new routes toward the understanding of the anti-Q-slope effect.  
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WEPML014 Tooling Systems for the Assembly and Integration of the SSR1 Cryomodule for PIP-II Project at Fermilab 2710
 
  • D. Passarelli, F. Di Ciocchis, M. Parise, V. Roger
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
 
  In this paper we present the assembly strategy and tooling design for the SSR1 cryomodule from the cavity string to the final module. Several challenging aspects were considered to minimize undesired stresses on critical components, to preserve the alignment of cavities and solenoids during final assembly, and ultimately to meet the technical requirements of the PIP-II project at Fermilab.  
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WEPML015 Preparation and Qualification of Jacketed SSR1 Cavities for String Assembly at Fermilab 2714
 
  • D. Passarelli, P. Berrutti, S.K. Chandrasekaran, J.P. Ozelis, M. Parise, L. Ristori, A.M. Rowe, A.I. Sukhanov
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
 
  The qualification of dressed 325 MHz Single Spoke Resonators type 1 (SSR1) to meet technical requirements is an important milestone in the development of the SSR1 cryomodule for the PIP-II Project at Fermilab. This paper reports the procedures and lessons learned in processing and preparing these cavities for horizontal cold testing prior to integration into a cavity string assembly.  
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WEPML016 Development of Nb3Sn Coatings for Superconducting RF Cavities at Fermilab 2718
 
  • S. Posen, S.K. Chandrasekaran, O.S. Melnychuk, D.A. Sergatskov, B. Tennis, Y. Trenikhina
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
  • J. Lee
    NU, Evanston, Illinois, USA
 
  Nb3Sn films are a promising alternative material for su-perconducting RF cavities, with proven high quality factors at medium fields and predictions for increased superheating field as well. In this contribution, we de-scribe the latest results from the Fermilab Nb3Sn SRF program. Early experiments have been focused on single cell 1.3 GHz cavities. We briefly review efforts to bring the parameters used in the coating process into a range where they produce uniform surfaces without regions showing signs of excess tin or thin/uncoated areas. We then present the latest cavity results, after modifications to the coating recipe based on feedback from film appear-ance and RF performance. These results show high Q0 at medium fields and a maximum field of ~18 MV/m.  
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WEPML019 Design Update of the SSR1 Cryomodule for PIP-II Project 2721
 
  • V. Roger, S. Cheban, T.H. Nicol, Y.O. Orlov, D. Passarelli, P. Vecchiolla
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
 
  This paper reports the design update of the Single Spoke Resonator 1 (SSR1) cryomodule developed in the framework of PIP-II project at Fermilab. The most re-cent design changes and results of calculations per-formed to optimize the vacuum vessel, current leads, piping system and thermal shield are described. Then the estimated heat loads of the cryomodule leading to the sizing of the cryogenic valves will be presented.  
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WEPML022 3.9 GHz Power Coupler Design and Tests for LCLS-II Project 2727
 
  • N. Solyak, I.V. Gonin, C.J. Grimm, E.R. Harms, T.N. Khabiboulline, A. Lunin, O.V. Prokofiev, G. Wu
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
 
  LCLS-II linac requires two 3.9 GHz cryomodules (eight cavities per CM), operating up to 16MV/m in cw regime. Fermilab has designed and built few prototypes of the cavity and auxiliaries and tested them at the vertical and horizontal cryostats. Fundamental power coupler, based on existing design (FLASH, XFEL) was redesign for 2kW average power. We built three prototypes and tested them at room temperature test stand. One coupler was assembled on the cavity and tested at horizontal cryostat as part of design verification program. Test results and comparison with simulations are discussed in this paper.  
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WEPML023 Design and Test Results of the 3.9 GHz Cavity for LCLS-II 2730
 
  • N. Solyak, S. Aderhold, S.K. Chandrasekaran, C.J. Grimm, T.N. Khabiboulline, A. Lunin, O.V. Prokofiev, G. Wu
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
 
  The LCLS-II project uses sixteen 3.9 GHz superconduct-ing cavities to linearize energy distribution before the bunch compressor. To meet LCLS-II requirements origi-nal FNAL design used in FLASH and XFEL was signifi-cantly modified to improve performance and provide reliable operation up to 16 MV/m in cw regime [1-3]. Four prototype cavities were built and tested at vertical cryo-stat. After dressing, one cavity was assembled and tested at horizontal cryostat as part of design verification pro-gram. All auxiliaries (magnetic shielding, power and HOM couplers, tuner) were also re-designed and tested with this cavity. In this paper we will discuss cavity and coupler design and test results.  
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WEPML039 Design of the Two-Gap Superconducting Re-Buncher 2779
 
  • M. Gusarova, W.A. Barth, S. Yaramyshev
    MEPhI, Moscow, Russia
  • W.A. Barth, S. Yaramyshev
    GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
  • W.A. Barth, M. Miski-Oglu
    HIM, Mainz, Germany
  • M. Basten, M. Busch
    IAP, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • M. Gusarova
    JINR, Dubna, Moscow Region, Russia
 
  A new design of a spoke cavity for low relative velocities of heavy ions has been elaborated. Simulation results for a 2-gap spoke cavity with a resonance frequency of 216.816 MHz and a relative velocity of 0.07с are presented.  
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WEPML040 Further Tests on the Final State of the SC 325 MHz CH-Cavity and Coupler Test Bench Update 2783
 
  • M. Busch, M. Basten, J. List, P. Müller, H. Podlech, M. Schwarz
    IAP, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • W.A. Barth, J. List
    GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
  • W.A. Barth
    HIM, Mainz, Germany
  • W.A. Barth
    MEPhI, Moscow, Russia
 
  Funding: Work supported by BMBF Contr. No. 05P15RFBA
At the Institute for Applied Physics, Goethe-University Frankfurt, a sc 325 MHz CH-cavity has been developed and successfully tested up to 14.1 mV/m and has now reached the final production stage with the helium vessel welded to the frontal joints of the cavity and final processing steps have been performed. Further tests in a vertical and horizontal environment are being prepared for intensive studies. This cavity is a prototype for envisaged beam tests with a pulsed ion beam at 11.4 AMeV. In this contribution the results of the performed RF tests are being presented. Furthermore, first measurements of the recently installed 217 MHz coupler test bench are shown.
 
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WEPML041 Comparative Study of Low Beta Multi-Gap Superconducting Bunchers 2786
 
  • K.V. Taletskiy, W.A. Barth, M. Gusarova, S. Yaramyshev
    MEPhI, Moscow, Russia
  • W.A. Barth, S. Yaramyshev
    GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
  • W.A. Barth, M. Miski-Oglu
    HIM, Mainz, Germany
  • M. Basten, M. Busch
    IAP, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • M. Gusarova
    JINR, Dubna, Moscow Region, Russia
 
  The results of a comparative study of low beta multi-gap superconducting bunchers for 216.816 MHz and a relative velocity of 0.07с with dedicated limitations of the overall geometrical dimensions are presented. A comparison of electrodynamic, mechanical and thermal properties of 3-gap and 2-gap cavities is shown.  
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WEPML045 Infrastructure for Superconducting CH-Cavity Preparation at HIM 2796
 
  • T. Kürzeder, K. Aulenbacher, W.A. Barth, F.D. Dziuba, V. Gettmann, M. Miski-Oglu, E. Riehn
    HIM, Mainz, Germany
  • K. Aulenbacher, R.G. Heine, T. Stengler
    IKP, Mainz, Germany
  • W.A. Barth, S. Yaramyshev
    GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
  • F. Hug
    KPH, Mainz, Germany
 
  A superconducting cw LINAC for heavy ions is currently under development at GSI in Darmstadt and HIM in Mainz. This Linac is based on 217 MHz multigap bulk niobium Crossbar H-mode RF-cavities. In order to treat and prepare RF-cavities with such a complex geometry a new cleanroom facility has been already built at the Helmholtz-Institut in Mainz. All tools and machines inside the cleanroom can handle cavities with up to 800 mm in diameter and with up to 1300 mm in length. In its ISO-class 6 and 4 zones, respectively it features a large ultrasonic and conductance rinsing bath, a high pressure rinsing (HPR) cabinet and a vacuum oven. The HPR cabinet has an inside clearance of 1.4 m. The large cavities sit on a rotating table, while the rising wand moves vertically up and down. Due to the crossbar structure of the RF-cavities the HPR device allows for off axis-rinsing in their quadrants. For RF testing a 52 m² (4 m x 13 m) concrete shielded area with sufficient liquid helium and nitrogen supply is located next to the cleanroom and the cryo-module assembly area. We will report on the new SRF infrastructure in Mainz and the commissioning of the new high pressure rinsing cabinet.  
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WEPML046 Multipactor Discharge in Superconducting Accelerating CH Cavities 2800
 
  • M. Gusarova, D. I. Kiselev
    MEPhI, Moscow, Russia
  • F.D. Dziuba, T. Kürzeder, M. Miski-Oglu
    HIM, Mainz, Germany
  • M. Gusarova
    JINR, Dubna, Moscow Region, Russia
 
  The results of numerical simulations of multipacting discharge in a superconducting accelerating CH cavity are presented in this paper. The localization of multipactor trajectories in the 15-gap 217 MHz superconducting (sc) CH cavity at various levels of accelerating voltage is considered.  
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WEPML047 Study on RF Coupler Kicks of SRF Cavities in the BESSY VSR Module 2804
 
  • A.V. Tsakanian, T. Mertens
    Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (HZB), Berlin, Germany
  • H.-W. Glock, J. Knobloch, M. Ries, A.V. Vélez
    HZB, Berlin, Germany
 
  The BESSY VSR upgrade of the BESSY II light source represents a novel approach to simultaneously store long (ca. 15ps) and short (ca. 1.7ps) bunches in the storage ring with the standard user optics. This challenging goal requires installation of four new SRF multi-cell cavities (2x1.5GHz and 2x1.75GHz) equipped with strong waveguide HOM dampers ensuring tolerable beam coupling impedance, necessary for stable operation. These cavities will operate at high 20MV/m in CW mode and at the zero-crossing phase according to the accelerating voltage. Consequently the transverse voltages will be maximum and can impact the transverse beam dynamics. The asymmetric character of those transverse kicks are caused by cavity fundamental power couplers (FPC) with strong monopole terms, introducing transverse kick to on-axis particles. Different FPC orientations were analyzed to optimize the net coupler kick from the four cavity chain. The coupler kick strength of each cavity is estimated taking into account accelerating mode amplitudes and phases required for operation in VSR mode.  
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WEPML048 HOM Power Levels in the BESSY VSR Cold String 2808
 
  • A.V. Tsakanian, T. Flisgen
    Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (HZB), Berlin, Germany
  • H.-W. Glock, J. Knobloch, A.V. Vélez
    HZB, Berlin, Germany
 
  The BESSY VSR upgrade of the BESSY II light source represents a novel approach to simultaneously store long (ca. 15ps) and short (ca. 1.7ps) bunches in the storage ring. This challenging goal requires installation of four new SRF cavities (2x1.5 GHz and 2x1.75 GHz) in one module for installation in a single straight. These cavities are equipped with strong waveguide HOM dampers necessary for stable operation. The expected HOM power and spectrum has been analyzed for the complete cold string. The cold string is a combination of various elements such as SRF cavities, bellows with and without shielding, warm HOM beampipe absorbers and UHV pumping domes. The presented study is performed for various BESSY VSR bunch filling patterns with 300 mA beam current. The contribution of each component to the total HOM power is presented. In addition the optimization of different cavity arrangements in the module is performed in order to reach the optimal operation conditions with equally distributed power levels along the string and tolerable beam coupling impedance.  
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WEPML049 The Challenge to Measure nΩ Surface Resistance on SRF Samples 2812
 
  • S. Keckert, T. Junginger, J. Knobloch, O. Kugeler
    HZB, Berlin, Germany
  • T. Junginger
    Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
 
  Systematic research on fundamental limits of superconducting materials for SRF applications and their intrinsic material properties relevant for use in an accelerator requires studies in a wide parameter space of temperature, RF field and frequency. The Quadrupole Resonator at HZB enables precision measurements on planar samples at temperatures of 1.8 K to >20 K, RF fields of up to 120 mT, and frequencies of 420 MHz, 850 MHz and 1285 MHz. In the past years the capabilities of the setup were studied intensively and developed further. Sources of systematic errors, such as microphonics or misalignment have been identified and eliminated. In this contribution the current status of the QPR and its systematic limitations are discussed.  
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WEPML053 Availability of the TiN Coating-Free Ceramic in the STF-type Power Coupler for ILC 2819
 
  • Y. Yamamoto, E. Kako, T. Matsumoto, S. Michizono, A. Yamamoto
    KEK, Ibaraki, Japan
  • M. Irikura, M. Ishibashi, H. Yasutake
    Toshiba Electron Tubes & Devices Co., Ltd (TETD), Tochigi, Japan
  • C. Julie, E. Montesinos
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
 
  In the Superconducting RF Test Facility (STF) in KEK, the research and development for the power coupler with the TiN coating-free ceramic has been done from 2014. In 2016, the high power test at the test bench was stopped due to the worse vacuum level by the unusual heating around the RF window with the TiN coating-free ceramic and the coaxial tapered section, which was caused by the enormous emission of the secondary electrons from the ceramic. And, the situation was never also changed by the ultrapure water rinsing for the power couplers several times. However, in 2017, the ultrasonic rinsing was done for the power couplers for the first time by the collaboration between KEK and TETD. After that, the situation was drastically improved, and the secondary electron emission almost disappeared even in the higher RF duty. This shows that the TiN coating-free ceramic is the prospective item for the cost reduction in ILC. In this report, the recent result for the power coupler with the TiN coating-free ceramic will be presented in detailed.  
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WEPML067 Second Sound Quench Detection on Superconducting Cavities 2843
 
  • Z.C. Liu, S. Bai, J. Gao, F.S. He, H.Y. Lin, P. Zhang
    IHEP, Beijing, People's Republic of China
 
  Second sound is an effective way to detect the quench position on superconducting cavity. A second sound quench site detection system is under developing for the PAPS. High gradient is very important for superconducting cavity, however it may be limited by quench on the cavity high field region. Quench can be caused by various reasons. To locate the position is the key to reveal the mysteries of quench. Now we are developing the quench position detection system by RTD sensors such as Cernox and OST sensors.  
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WEPML078 Development of a Superconducting Double-Spoke Cavity at IMP 2869
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  • T.C. Jiang, H. Guo, Y. He, C.L. Li, L.B. Liu, T. Tan, P.R. Xiong, Z.M. You, W.M. Yue, S.H. Zhang, S.X. Zhang
    IMP/CAS, Lanzhou, People's Republic of China
 
  Superconducting multi-spoke cavities are well-known optional choice for acceleration of heavy ions in medium velocity regimes. The paper describes the design, fabrication and test results of the superconducting double-spoke cavity developed at IMP. After Buffered Chemical Polishing and High pressure Rinsing, one cavity has undergone high gradient RF testing at 4 K in the Vertical Test Stand. We present measurements of the quality factor as a function of accelerating field and maximum field on the surface. Accelerating gradient of more than 15 MV/m is reached with peak electric field of 61 MV/m, and peak magnetic field of 118 mT.  
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THPAL007 Upgrade of PIAVE Superconducting RFQs at INFN-Legnaro 3623
 
  • G. Bisoffi, E. Bissiato, D. Bortolato, F. Chiurlotto, T. Contran, E. Fagotti, A. Minarello, P. Modanese, E. Munaron, D. Scarpa
    INFN/LNL, Legnaro (PD), Italy
  • V. Andreev
    ITEP, Moscow, Russia
  • A. Bosotti, R. Paparella
    INFN/LASA, Segrate (MI), Italy
  • L.M.A. Ferreira
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • K. Kasprzak
    IFJ-PAN, Kraków, Poland
  • R.C. Pardo
    ANL, Argonne, Illinois, USA
 
  Superconducting RFQs (SRFQs), the first SC RFQs ever made operational for users, have been operated on the PIAVE SC heavy ion linac injector at INFN-Legnaro since 2006. The structure is split into two resonators and is limited to the accelerating RFQ sections. The resonators had never exceeded 80% of the design accelerating fields. In 2015, an upgrade plan started, aimed at increasing the accelerating fields, while improving their slow and fast tuning systems, repairing degraded components, imple-menting a LASER alignment method. The upgrade plan was successfully concluded in summer 2017. The resona-tors were kept stably locked for days at a field larger than the nominal one. Eventually, a test beam was accelerated successfully for 72 hours, with negligible locking issues. SRFQs entered once again routine operation in December 2017. The new features will allow to accelerate heavy ions with an A/q value as high as 8.5 (versus a former maximum A/q=7.5), allowing operation of the very first accelerated uranium beams at INFN-LNL, after the relat-ed authorizations shall have been issued.  
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THPAL012 Soft Chemical Polishing and Surface Analysis of Niobium Samples 3641
 
  • J. Conrad, L. Alff, M. Arnold, S. Flege, R. Grewe, M. Major, N. Pietralla
    TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  • F. Hug
    IKP, Mainz, Germany
 
  Funding: Work supported by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) under Grant No. 05H15RDRBA
The Superconducting Darmstadt Linear Accelerator S-DALINAC uses twelve Niobium Cavities with a RRR of 280 which are operated at 2 K. The operating frequency is 3 GHz; the design value of the accelerating gradient is 5 MV/m. To achieve the target value of 3 x 10˄9 for Q0, different surface preparation methods were applied and systematically tested using a vertical 2 K cryostat. A well-established technique is the so called Darmstadt Soft Chemical Polishing, which consists of an ultrasonic cleaning of the cavity with ultrapure water followed by oxidizing the inner surface with nitric acid. After rinsing with water the niobium oxide layer is removed with hydrofluoric acid in a separate second step. Finally the structure is rinsed and then dried by a nitrogen flow. Until now each cavity in operation was chemically treated with a proven record of success. In order to understand and to optimize the process on the niobium surface, systematic tests with samples were performed and analyzed using material science techniques like SEM, SIMS and EDX. We will report on the results of our research and we will give a review on our experiences with varied chemical procedures.
 
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THPAL015 Evaluation of superconducting characteristics on the thin-film structure by NbN and Insulator coatings on pure Nb substrate 3653
 
  • R. Katayama, Y. Iwashita, H. Tongu
    Kyoto ICR, Uji, Kyoto, Japan
  • C.Z. Antoine
    CEA/IRFU, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • A. Four
    CEA/DRF/IRFU, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • H. Hayano, T. Kubo, T. Saeki
    KEK, Ibaraki, Japan
  • H. Ito
    Sokendai, Ibaraki, Japan
  • R. Ito, T. Nagata
    ULVAC, Inc, Chiba, Japan
  • H. Oikawa
    Utsunomiya University, Utsunomiya, Japan
 
  Funding: The work is supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Numbers JP17H04839, JP26600142 and the Collaborative Research Program of ICR Kyoto University (grant 2016-8, 2017-8, 2017-9).
In recent years, it is pointed out that the maximum accelerating gradient of a superconducting RF cavity can be pushed up by coating the inner surface of cavity with a multilayer thin-film structure that consists of alternate insulator and superconductive layers. In this structure, the principal parameter that limits the performance of the cavity is the critical magnetic field or effective Hc1 at which vortices start penetrate into the first superconductor layer. We made a sample that has NbN/SiO2 thin-film structure on pure Nb substrate by DC magnetron sputtering method. In this paper, we will report the measurement results of effective Hc1 of the sample by the third-harmonic voltage method.
 
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THPAL018 DQW HOM Coupler Design for the HL-LHC 3663
 
  • J.A. Mitchell
    Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
  • G. Burt
    Cockcroft Institute, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
  • R. Calaga
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • S. Verdú-Andrés, B. P. Xiao
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
 
  HOMs in the DQW crab cavity can produce large heat loads and beam instabilities as a result of the high current HL-LHC beams. The DQW crab cavity has on-cavity, coaxial HOM couplers to damp the HOMs whilst providing a stop-band response to the fundamental mode. Manufacturing experience and further simulations give rise to a set of desirable coupler improvements. This paper will assess the performance of the current HOM coupler design, present operational improvements and propose an evolved design for HL-LHC.  
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THPAL029 Comparison of Horizontal and Vertical Electropolishing Methods using Niobium Single-Cell Coupon Cavity 3692
 
  • V. Chouhan, Y.I. Ida, K.N. Nii, T.Y. Yamaguchi
    MGH, Hyogo-ken, Japan
  • H. Hayano, S. Kato, H. Monjushiro, T. Saeki, M. Sawabe
    KEK, Ibaraki, Japan
 
  Horizontal electropolishing (HEP) is an established tech-nique for surface treatment of niobium accelerating cavi-ties. Vertical electropolishing (VEP), in which the cavity is electropolished in the vertical posture, is in R&D phase for parameter optimization. We performed HEP and VEP of a niobium single-cell coupon cavity to compare the effect of both the methods on surface state and removal at different positions of the cavity. HEP was performed at STF, KEK with the standard EP parameters. VEP was performed at Marui Galvanizing Company with a cathode called 'Ninja cathode' that can be rotated during the VEP process. The optimized cathode design and VEP parame-ters resulted in symmetric removal as obtained with the HEP technique and yielded a smooth inner surface of the entire cavity  
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THPAL030 Vertical Electropolishing of 1.3 GHz Niobium 9-Cell Cavity: Parameter Study and Cavity Performance 3695
 
  • V. Chouhan, Y.I. Ida, K.N. Nii, T.Y. Yamaguchi
    MGH, Hyogo-ken, Japan
  • H. Hayano, S. Kato, H. Monjushiro, T. Saeki, M. Sawabe
    KEK, Ibaraki, Japan
  • H. Ito
    Sokendai, Ibaraki, Japan
  • H. Oikawa
    Utsunomiya University, Utsunomiya, Japan
 
  VEP parameters and process have been already optimized with single-cell 1.3 GHz niobium cavity at Marui Galva-nizing Company working in collaboration with KEK. A unique cathode called 'Ninja cathode' with an optimized shape was applied to single-cell cavities. The cathode was effective to stop the bubble accumulation in the upper half-cell of the cavity and yielded smooth surface and uniform removal in the cell. This work shows parameter study with the Ninja cathode and a 9-cell coupon cavity which contains totally 9 coupons and viewports in the first, fifth, and ninth cells. Effects of temperature and acid flow in the cathode housing were studied using coupon currents and by observing bubbles through the viewports. The adequate parameters found with 9-cell coupon cavity were applied on a 9-cell cavity to be tested in vertical cryostat. The VEP and vertical test results are reported.  
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THPAL031 Development of a Vertical Electropolishing Facility for Nb 9-Cell Cavity 3699
 
  • Y.I. Ida, V. Chouhan, K.N. Nii
    MGH, Hyogo-ken, Japan
  • akabori. Akabori, G.M. Mitoya, K. Miyano
    HKK, Morioka, Japan
  • Y. Anetai, F. Takahashi
    WING. Co.Ltd, Iwate-ken, Japan
  • H. Hayano, S. Kato, H. Monjushiro, T. Saeki, M. Sawabe
    KEK, Ibaraki, Japan
 
  Our Nb accelerating cavity vertical electropolishing (VEP) facility development group which was led by KEK started single-cell VEP facility development from 2014. This is based on horizontal electropolishing (HEP) techniques developed by KEK over 10 years and stainless steel electropolishing techniques developed by Marui over 30 years. We have reported results of Nb cavity VEP with Ninja cathode so far. In order to achieve international linear collider (ILC) construction, it is said that cost reduction and productivity improvement are necessary, however in case of 9-cell cavity, uniform inner surface polishing is difficult, as well known to predecessors. In this article, we will present the first report of VEP facility development from initial transparent plastic mock-up to improvement for Nb 9-cell cavity.  
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THPAL032 1.3GHz Nb Single-Cell Cavity Vertical Electropolishing with Ninja Cathode and Results of Vertical Test 3702
 
  • K.N. Nii, V. Chouhan, Y.I. Ida, T.Y. Yamaguchi
    MGH, Hyogo-ken, Japan
  • H. Hayano, S. Kato, H. Monjushiro, T. Saeki, M. Sawabe
    KEK, Ibaraki, Japan
  • H. Ito
    Sokendai, Ibaraki, Japan
  • H. Oikawa
    Utsunomiya University, Utsunomiya, Japan
 
  Marui Galvanizing Co., Ltd. has been developing Nb cavity vertical electropolishing (VEP) technologies in collaboration with KEK. Until now, we reported that inner surface state and removal thickness distribution were improved in VEP with Ninja cathode and coupon cavity. This time, a 1.3GHz Nb single-cell cavity VEP with Ninja cathode was performed in Marui and vertical test was performed in KEK. The inner surface state and removal thickness distribution were satisfactory. And as a result of vertical test, the accelerating gradient of 32MV/m (Q0=8.0E9) was achieved.  
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THPAL035 Design of β=0.65, 5 Cells, 644 MHz Elliptical Cavity for FRIB Upgrade 3712
 
  • M. Xu, C. Compton, C. Contreras-Martinez, W. Hartung, S.H. Kim, S.J. Miller, P.N. Ostroumov, A.S. Plastun, J.T. Popielarski, L. Popielarski, M.A. Reaume, K. Saito, A. Taylor, J. Wei, T. Xu, Q. Zhao
    FRIB, East Lansing, USA
  • I.V. Gonin, T.N. Khabiboulline, V.P. Yakovlev
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
 
  Funding: Work supported by the U.S. DOE Office of Science under Cooperative Agreement DE-SC0000661 and the NSF under Cooperative Agreement PHY-1102511, the State of Michigan and Michigan State University.
The superconducting (SC) linac of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) under construction will deliver 200 MeV/u, 400 kW beam to the target for producing rare isotopes at Michigan State of University (MSU). For further beam energy upgrade, we have designed the β = 0.65, 5 cells, 644 MHz elliptical cavity. The beam energy can be upgraded to 400 MeV/u by installing 11 cryomodules to the available space in the FRIB tunnel.
 
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THPAL036 Nb3Sn Thin Films for the Production of Higher Gradient SRF Cavities at Reduced Cost 3716
 
  • S.A. Kahn, M.A. Cummings
    Muons, Inc, Illinois, USA
  • E.Z. Barzi, D. Turrioni
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
  • S. Falletta
    Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
  • A. Kikuchi
    NIMS, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
 
  High gradient superconducting cavities (SRF) will be needed for future accelerators. The higher gradient can achieve the high energy with fewer cavities. However the accelerating field of niobium cavities is limited by the peak magnetic field on the cavity surface. Cavities coated with Nb3Sn have a significantly larger Hc2 allowing the cavity to achieve a larger gradient. Measurements of Nb3Sn coated cavities have achieved about half the theoretical predicted gradient. It is possible to improve Nb3Sn plated cavity performance.  
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THPAL040 Lossy Beam Pipe HOM Load Ceramics with DC Conductivity 3729
 
  • M.L. Neubauer, A. Dudas
    Muons, Inc, Illinois, USA
  • F. Marhauser
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
 
  The ceramic materials used in the beam pipe for super-conducting RF accelerators have the problem of charging due to the electron cloud and secondary electron emission. A novel solution is in the application of conductive nanoparticles to the lossy ceramic. The lossy ceramic is pre-processed to provide for pores that will accept the conductive nanoparticles and then coated with a thin film to prevent the nanoparticles from entering the environment. The same process was also done with sub-micron carbon particles. Measurements of surface conductivity with and without a vacuum compatible sealant are reported on along with microwave measurements.  
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THPAL041 Power Coupler Design for the LUCRECE Project 3732
 
  • H. Guler, D. Auguste, J. Bonis, O. Bouras, M. El Khaldi, W. Kaabi, P. Lepercq
    LAL, Orsay, France
 
  The LUCRECE project aims at developing an elementary RF system (cavity, power source, LLRF and controls) suitable for continuous (CW) operation at 1.3 GHz. This effort is made in the framework of the advanced and compact FEL project LUNEX5 (free electron Laser Using a New accelerator for the Exploitation of X-ray radiation of 5th generation), using superconducting linac technology for high repetition rate and multi-user operation (www.lunex5.com). In this context, based on its large experience on coupler design and RF conditioning, LAL Laboratory is in charge of the design and the fabrication of RF couplers that could operate at up to 15-20 kW in CW mode. For this purpose, geometry based on CORNELL 65kW CW couplers will me modified to fulfil the LCLS2 type cavity with the high necessary coupling level. Electromagnetic simulations and optimisation and associated thermal heating will be discussed. Methods to decrease the thermal impact, and strategy for RF conditioning will be considered.  
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THPAL065 Improving the Work Function of Nitrogen-Doped Niobium Surfaces for SRF Cavities by Plasma Processing 3802
 
  • K.E. Tippey, R. Afanador, M. Doleans, S.-H. Kim, J.D. Mammosser, C.J. McMahan
    ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
  • M. Martinello
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
 
  Funding: DOE research grant FWP-ERKCSA2; DOE contract DE-AC05-00OR22725
Work function and surface chemistries of SiC-polished, electropolished, and nitrogen-doped niobium coupons were analyzed before and after plasma processing using a neon-oxygen gas mixture. These studies represent an initial enquiry into the feasibility of applying the plasma processing technique designed at ORNL for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) to the nitrogen-doped Nb cavities for the Coherent Light Source II (LCLS-II). Work function of all measured samples was increased after plasma processing, which indicates the strong potential of the plasma processing technique as a tool for increasing the accelerating gradient of nitrogen-doped cavities.
 
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THPAL067 Room Temperature Measurements of Higher Order Modes for the SPS Prototype RF-Dipole Crabbing Cavity 3805
 
  • S.U. De Silva, J.R. Delayen, H. Park
    ODU, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
  • P. Berrutti
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
  • N.A. Huque, H. Park
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
 
  LHC High Luminosity Upgrade will be developing two local crabbing systems to increase the luminosity of the colliding bunches at the ATLAS and CMS experiments. One of the crabbing systems uses the rf-dipole cavity design that will be crabbing the beam in the horizontal plane. The fully integrated crabbing cavity has two higher order mode couplers in damping those excited modes. Currently two sets of HOM couplers have been fabricated at Jefferson Lab for prototyping and testing with the LARP crabbing cavities. This paper presents the measurements of the higher order modes with the prototype HOM couplers carried out at room temperature.  
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THPAL080 Parallel-Feed SRF Accelerator Structures 3835
 
  • P.B. Welander, Z. Li, M.H. Nasr, S.G. Tantawi
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
 
  Funding: This work is supported by the Department of Energy, Laboratory Directed Research and Development program at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, under contract DE-AC02-76SF00515.
Development of SRF accelerator technology that enables both higher gradient and higher efficiency is crucial for future machines. While much of the recent R&D focus has been on materials and surface science, our aim is to optimize the cavity geometry to maximize performance with current materials. The recent demonstration of a highly efficient parallel-feed NCRF structure at SLAC has served as a proof-of-concept. Applied to SRF, such a structure could dramatically reduce power consumption while boosting the achievable gradient. Instead of coupled elliptical cells, our structure employs isolated reentrant cells. To feed RF power to the cavities, each cell is directly coupled to an integrated manifold. The structure is made in two parts, split along the beam axis, which are then joined. Such a structure has been fabricated from bulk Cu and tested at SLAC - designed for X-band, it operates at a record gradient of 150 MV/m. Adapting to SRF at 1.3 GHz and fabricating from Nb, such a cavity could achieve more than 50% lower RF loss and 40% higher gradient compared to the TESLA cavity. We will describe our simulations and propose an experimental roadmap for demonstrating this technology.
 
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THPAL081 A 3 GHz SRF Reduced-beta Cavity for the S-DALINAC 3838
 
  • D.B. Bazyl, H. De Gersem, W.F.O. Müller
    TEMF, TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  • J. Enders, S. Weih
    TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
 
  Funding: Work supported by DFG through GRK 2128
In order to reduce the energy spread and to be able to use a 200 keV spin-polarized electron source, the initial part of the injector linac of the superconducting Darmstadt electron linear accelerator S-DALINAC needs to be upgraded. The decisions on the cavity type, number of cells and value of geometric beta are motivated. The main part of this work is dedicated to the mechanical design of the cavity. A precise evaluation of the mechanical characteristics of an SRF cavity is necessary during the design stage. The dependence of the resonant frequency of the fundamental mode on external mechanical loads needs to be investigated for developing the tuning procedures. The results of the multiphysics simulations and of the optimization of the mechanical design are presented.
 
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THPAL086 Superconducting Thin Film RF Measurements 3856
 
  • P. Goudket, L. Bizel-Bizellot, L. Gurran, O.B. Malyshev, S.M. Pattalwar, R. Valizadeh
    STFC/DL/ASTeC, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • G. Burt, L. Gurran
    Cockcroft Institute, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
  • P. Goudket, T. Junginger, O.B. Malyshev, S.M. Pattalwar, R. Valizadeh
    Cockcroft Institute, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • L. Gurran, T. Junginger
    Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
 
  As part of an ongoing programme of SRF Thin Films development, a radiofrequency (RF) cavity and cryostat dedicated to the measurement of superconducting coatings at GHz frequencies was designed to evaluate surface resistive losses on a flat sample. The resonator has now been used for measurements on Thin Film samples. Results from a test on a sample previously tested at Cornell University are presented. In order to simplify the measurements and achieve a faster turnaround, the experiment will be moved to a new cryostat fitted with a cryocooler. This will limit the measurements to low power only, but will allow a much faster sorting of samples to identify those that would benefit from further investigation. A description of the system and initial results will be presented.  
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THPAL089 Design, Assembly and Commissioning of a New Cryogenic Facility for Complex Superconducting Thin Film Testing 3859
 
  • O.B. Malyshev, L. Bizel-Bizellot, K.D. Dumbell, P. Goudket, N. Pattalwar, S.M. Pattalwar, P. Pizzol, P.A. Smith, R. Valizadeh, S. Wilde
    STFC/DL/ASTeC, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • P. Pizzol
    The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
 
  An ongoing study on the superconducting thin films for future superconducting RF cavities requires an intense testing of various superconducting properties. We have designed, built and tested a new facility for complex superconducting thin film testing that includes: (1) RRR measurement with and without magnetic field, (2) planar and (3) tubular magnetic field penetration experiments, (4) a superconducting coaxial resonator for bulk niobium and superconducting thin film characterisation. The system is based on a closed cycle refrigerator, eliminating the need for liquid helium, thus making it simple and safe to operate. The details of the design and commissioning will be presented at the conference.  
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THPAL101 Longitudinal Effects of Trapped Homs in Shanghai Coherent Light Facility 3872
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  • J.J. Guo, Q. Gu, H.T. Hou, J.H. Tan, M. Zhang
    SINAP, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
 
  Funding: Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shanghai Coherent Light Facility (SCLF), a superconducting accelerated structure-baesd FEL device, is now under development at Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. We investigate effects of cryogenic losses caused by trapped longitudinal high order modes (HOM). Results of calculations are presented for losses caused by HOMs excitation in the acceleration RF system of the continues-wave (CW) linac of SCLF.
 
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THPAL105 Lower Critical Field Measurement System of Thin Film Superconductor 3882
 
  • H. Ito
    Sokendai, Ibaraki, Japan
  • C.Z. Antoine
    CEA/IRFU, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • A. Four
    CEA/DRF/IRFU, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • H. Hayano, T. Kubo, T. Saeki
    KEK, Ibaraki, Japan
  • R. Ito, T. Nagata
    ULVAC, Inc, Chiba, Japan
  • Y. Iwashita, R. Katayama, H. Tongu
    Kyoto ICR, Uji, Kyoto, Japan
  • H. Oikawa
    Utsunomiya University, Utsunomiya, Japan
 
  Funding: The work is supported by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientist (A) No.17H04839.
Superconducting thin film is the promising technology to increase the performance of SRF cavities. The lower critical field Hc1, which is one of the important physical parameters characterizing a superconducting material, will be enhanced by coating Nb with thin film superconductor such as NbN. To investigate the performance of thin film, we developed the Hc1 measurement system using the third harmonic response of applied AC magnetic field. The measurement system consists of helium cryostat with two of GM refrigerators, sample Cu stage, solenoid coil Cu mount, solenoid coil, temperature sensors, and liquid helium level meter. AC magnetic field is produced by a coil which is driven by function generator and power amplifier at around 1 kHz. In order to control the temperature of the sample stage and coil mount, the depth of thermal anchors attached to the stage and the mount can be moved by the motor. By this temperature control the sample state can be easily transferred from Meissner state to mixed state. So that the measurement is repeated for various applied magnetic field, and the transition curve can be made. In this report, performance of the measurement system is described.
 
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THPAL118 Critical Fields of SRF Materials 3921
 
  • T. Junginger
    TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada
  • T. Prokscha, Z. Salman, A. Suter
    PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
  • A-M. Valente-Feliciano
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
 
  Nb3Sn and NbTiN are two potential alternative materials to niobium for superconducting RF cavities. In this study direct measurements of the magnetic penetration depth using the low energy muon spin rotation technique are presented, from which the lower critical field and the superheating field are derived. Comparison with RF data confirms that the lower critical field is not a fundamental limitation and predict a potential performance clearly exceeding current state of the art of niobium technology if the superheating field can be achieved. As a potential pathway to avoid premature vortex penetration and reaching the superheating field it is suggested to use a bilayer structure with the outer layer having a larger magnetic penetration depth.  
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THPAL123 Fabrication and Test of β=0.3 325MHz Balloon Single Spoke Resonator 3934
 
  • Z.Y. Yao, J.J. Keir, D. Kishi, D. Lang, R.E. Laxdal, H.L. Liu, Y. Ma, B. Matheson, B.S. Waraich, Q. Zheng, V. Zvyagintsev
    TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada
 
  A novel balloon variant of the single spoke resonator (SSR) has been designed, fabricated and tested at TRIUMF. The cavity is the β=0.3 325 MHz SSR1 prototype for the Rare Isotope Science Project (RISP) in Korea. The balloon variant is specifically designed to reduce the likelihood of multipacting barriers near the operating point. A systematic multipacting study led to a novel geometry, a spherical cavity with re-entrant irises plus a spoke. The balloon cavity provides competitive RF parameters and a robust mechanical structure. Cold tests demonstrated the principle of the balloon concept. The fabrication experience and the preliminary test results will be reported in this paper.  
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THPAL126 Nitrogen Bake-out Procedures at the Vertical High-Temperature UHV-Furnace of the S-DALINAC 3937
 
  • R. Grewe, L. Alff, M. Arnold, J. Conrad, S. Flege, M. Major, N. Pietralla
    TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  • F. Hug
    IKP, Mainz, Germany
 
  Funding: Work supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research through grant No. 05H15RDRBA.
As the performance limits of bulk Nb srf cavities are reached, our research is focused on materials with superior srf properties like Nb3Sn and NbN. Research on NbN resulted in the "nitrogen-doping" process used for increasing the quality factors of srf cavities for the LCLS-II project. This process leads to delta-phase Nb-N, a phase with higher critical sc parameters than bulk Nb. This phase is formed at temperatures of 800°C in nitrogen atmospheres of 10-2 mbar. Other crystalline phases of NbN have even better sc parameters. We concentrate our research on applicability of delta-phase NbN for cavities. The delta-phase forms at temperatures of above 1300°C, which is more than most of the furnaces at accelerator facilites are capable of. Since 2005 the Institute for Nuclear Physics at the Technische Universität Darmstadt operates a high temperature vacuum furnace which has been upgraded to allow temperatures of up to 1750°C and bakeouts of niobium samples and cavities in nitrogen atmospheres. We will report on the current status of our research on nitrogen bake-out procedures on Nb samples. The samples have been analyzed at the Material Science Departement with SIMS, REM and XRD.
 
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THPAL127 Structural Investigations of Nitrogen-Doped Niobium for Superconducting RF Cavities 3940
 
  • M. Major, L. Alff, M. Arnold, J. Conrad, S. Flege, R. Grewe, M. Mahr, N. Pietralla
    TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  • F. Hug
    KPH, Mainz, Germany
 
  Funding: Work supported by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) through grant 05H15RDRBA.
Niobium is the standard material for superconducting RF (SRF) cavities. Superconducting materials with higher critical temperature or higher critical magnetic field allow cavities to work at higher operating temperatures or higher accelerating fields, respectively. Enhancing the surface properties of the superconducting material in the range of the penetration depth is also beneficial. One direction of search for new materials with better properties is the modification of bulk niobium by nitrogen doping. In the Nb-N phase diagram the cubic delta-phase of NbN has the highest critical temperature (16 K). Already slight nitrogen doping of the alpha-Nb phase results in higher quality factors.* Nb samples were N-doped at the refurbished UHV furnace at IKP Darmstadt. Reference samples were annealed in 1 bar nitrogen atmosphere at different temperatures. In this contribution the results on the structural investigations (x-ray diffraction and pole figure, secondary ion mass spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy) at the Materials Research Department of TU Darmstadt will be presented.
*Grassellino et al., Proc. SRF2015, MOBA06, 48.
 
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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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THPAL134 Commissioning of the Prototype C75 Cavities in a CEBAF Cryomodule 3961
 
  • M.A. Drury, G. Cheng, G. Ciovati, E. Daly, G.K. Davis, J. Guo, R.A. Legg, F. Marhauser, T. Powers, A.V. Reilly, R.A. Rimmer
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
 
  Funding: Authored by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC under U.S. DOE Contract No. DE-AC05-06OR23177
Prototype cavities have been built at Jefferson Lab to increase the energy of future refurbished CEBAF cryomodules to 75 MeV in the most cost efficient way. Three such cavities, named "C75", have been built from ingot Nb material of different purity and have been processed and tested. The two better performing cavities have been assembled into a "cavity pair" and installed in the latest refurbished original CEBAF cryomodule. The cryomodule was installed and commissioned in CEBAF. The results from the commissioning of the C75 cavities, compared with the original CEBAF cavities, are presented in this article. The vertical test performance of the C75 cavities was preserved in the cryomodule with one of the cavities achieving the performance specification of an accelerating gradient of 19 MV/m with a quality factor of ~8×109 at 2.07 K. The performance in terms of microphonics and tuner operation was similar to that of original CEBAF cavities, as expected, and the high-order modes are properly damped. The quality factor of the two C75 cavities was the highest achieved in a CEBAF cryomodule, possibly due to the better magnetic flux expulsion of ingot Nb than standard fine-grain Nb.
 
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THPAL137 Acceptance Testing of the First Group of LCLS II Cryomodules at Jefferson Lab 3965
 
  • M.A. Drury, E. Daly, N.A. Huque, L.K. King, M.D. McCaughan, A.D. Solopova
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  • J. Nelson
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
 
  Funding: This work was supported by the LCLS-II Project and the US Department of Energy, Contract DE-AC02-76SF00515.
The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is currently engaged, along with several other Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories, The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is currently engaged, along with several other Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories, in the Linac Co-herent Light Source II project (LCLS II). The SRF Insti-tute at Jefferson Lab is currently building 17 cryomod-ules for this project. The cryomodules are TESLA style cryomodules that have been modified for continuous wave (CW) operation and for other LCLS II specifica-tions. Each cryomodule contains eight 9-cell cavities with coaxial power couplers operating at 1.3 GHz. The cryomodules also contains a magnet package that con-sists of a quadrupole and two correctors. These cryomod-ules will be tested in the Cryomodule Test Facility (CMTF) at Jefferson Lab before shipment to the Stanford Linear Accelerator (SLAC). Acceptance testing of the LCLS II cryomodules began in December 2016. Seven cryomodules have currently completed Acceptance test-ing. This paper will summarize the results of those tests.
 
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THPAL140 Rework Recipe Development, Analysis and Results of Select 9-Cell Cavities for LCLS-II 3968
 
  • A.D. Palczewski, K. Macha, H. Park, C.E. Reece, K.M. Wilson
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  • A. Burrill, D. Gonnella
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
 
  Funding: Authored by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC under U.S. DOE Contract No. DE-AC05-06OR23177.
The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is currently constructing a major upgrade to its accelerator, the Linac Coherent Light Source II (LCLS-II). Several Department of Energy laboratories, including the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), are collaborating in this project. The cryomodules for this project each consist of eight 1.3-GHz cavities produced by two vendors, Research Instruments GmbH in Germany (RI*) and Ettore Zanon S.p.a. in Italy (EZ*), using niobium cell material from Tokyo Denkai Co., Ltd. (TD) and Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co., Ltd. (OTIC/NX)). During the initial production run, cavity performance from one of the vendors (Vendor A) was far below expectation. All the cavities had low Q0, later attributed to minimal EP as well as high-flux-trapping NX material, early quench behaviour below 18 MV/m, with many having Q0 roll-off at 12-16 MV/m. Production was stopped multiple times over the following 6 months, with test batches of cavities being made to ascertain the root cause of the problem. The final root cause of the problem was found to be inappropriate grinding of the RF surface prior to welding which left normal conducting inclusions in the surface. In addition, most cavities showed internal and external weld spatter which required post weld grinding and a very rough surface from operating the electropolishing machine in an etching rather than polishing regime. All issues have been corrected on new cavities and rework is underway on the originally effected cavities.
 
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THPAL141 Optimizing Procurement Strategies for LCLS-II 3972
 
  • K.M. Wilson, G. Cheng, E. Daly, J.A. Fitzpatrick, N.A. Huque, M.L. Laney, F. Marhauser, A.D. Palczewski, H. Park, T. Peshehonoff, G. Tenbusch, M. Torres
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
 
  Funding: This work was supported by the LCLS-II Project and the U.S. Department of Energy, Contract DE-AC02-76SF00515
The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is currently constructing a major upgrade to its accelerator, the Linac Coherent Light Source II (LCLS-II). Several Department of Energy national laboratories, including the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab), are participating in this project. JLab is responsible for procuring a number of critical components. Over the course of this project, JLab has evolved several procurement strategies to minimize risk and improve performance while working within the constraints of budget and schedule. This paper discusses the impact of procurement choices on project technical success.
 
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THPAL142 Surface Characterization of NbTiN Films for Accelerator Applications 3975
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  • D.R. Beverstock, M.J. Kelley, C.E. Reece, J.K. Spradlin, A-M. Valente-Feliciano
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
 
  Funding: Work supported by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC under U.S. DOE Contract No. DE-AC05-06OR23177.
The development of next-generation SRF cavities requires the deployment of innovative material solutions with RF performance beyond bulk Nb. Theoretical interest has stimulated efforts to grow and characterize thin multi-layer superconductor/insulator/superconductor (SIS) structures for their potential capability of supporting otherwise inaccessible surface magnetic fields in SRF cavities *. The ternary B1-compound NbTiN is among the candidate superconducting materials for SIS structures. Single crystal NbTiN films with thicknesses below 15 nm are also of interest for the development of high resolution, high sensitivity (SNSPD) detectors for particle physics application. Using DC reactive magnetron sputtering, NbTiN can be deposited with nominal superconducting parameters. This contribution presents the on-going material surface and superconducting properties characterization in order to optimize the NbTiN films for each application.
* A Gurevich, "Maximum screening fields of superconducting multilayer structures", AIP ADVANCES 5, 017112 (2015)
 
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THPAL143 Commissioning of JLab Vertical Cavity Processing System for SRF Nb Single Cell and Multicell Cavity With HF-Free Pulse-Reverse Electopolishing 3978
 
  • H. Tian, M. Lester, J. Musson, H.L. Phillips, C.E. Reece, C. Seaton
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
 
  Funding: This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics under contract DE-AC05-06OR23177
Pulse reversed electropolishing of niobium SRF cavities, using a dilute aqueous H2SO4 electrolyte without HF yields equivalent RF performance with traditional EP. Comparing with present EP process for Nb SRF cavity which uses 1:10 volume ratio of HF (49%) and H2SO4 (98%), pulse reverse EP (also known as bipolar EP (BPEP)) is ecologically friendly and uses relatively benign electrolyte options for cavity processing. In this study, we report the commissioning of a new vertical cavity processing system for SRF Nb single cell and multi-cell cavities with HF-free pulse-reverse electropolishing at Jefferson Lab, together with RF test of cavities being processed. We report the scale-up challenges and interpretations from process R&D to implementation.
 
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THPAL144 952.6 MHz SRF Cavity Development for JLEIC 3982
 
  • R.A. Rimmer, W.A. Clemens, F. Fors, J. Guo, F.E. Hannon, J. Henry, F. Marhauser, L. Turlington, H. Wang, S. Wang
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
 
  Funding: Authored by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC under U.S. DOE Contract No. DE-AC05-06OR23177
JLab is developing new SRF cavity designs at 952.6 MHz for the proposed Jefferson Lab Electron-Ion Collider (JLEIC). New cavities will be required for the ion ring, cooler ERL and booster and eventually for an upgrade of the electron ring to allow the highest possible bunch collision rate. The challenges include the need for high fundamental mode power couplers and strong HOM damping, with high HOM power capability. Initial focus is on the cooler ERL 5-cell cavity as this is a critical component for the strong, high energy, bunched-beam cooling concept. 1-cell and 5-cell Nb prototype cavities have been designed and fabricated. Details concerning the cavity fabrication and test results will be presented.
 
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THPAL145 Magnetron R&D toward the Amplitude Modulation Control for SRF Accelerator 3986
 
  • R.A. Rimmer, T. E. Plawski, H. Wang
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  • A. Dudas, S.A. Kahn, M.L. Neubauer
    Muons, Inc, Illinois, USA
 
  Funding: Authored by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC under U.S. DOE Contract No. DE-AC05-06OR23177 and SBIR grant DE-SC0013203
The scheme of using a high efficiency magnetron to drive a superconducting radio frequency (SRF) accelerator cavity needs not only the injection phase locking but also the amplitude modulation to compensate the cavity's microphomics caused cavity voltage change and the beam loading variation. To be able to do a fast and efficient modulation, the magnetron's magnetic field has to be trimmed by an external coil to compensate the frequency pushing effect due to the anode current change [1]. A low eddy current magnetron body has been designed and built [2]. This paper will present the analytical prediction, simulation and experimental results on the 2.45 GHz magnetron test stand with the modulation frequency up to 1 kHz. In addition, the progresses on the injection lock to a copper cavity, new 1497 MHz magnetron prototype, 13 kW high power magnetron test stand development and newly built low level RF (LLRF) controller for the amplitude modulation will be reported.
[1] M. Neubauer et al, THPIK123, Proceedings of IPAC 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark
[2] S. A. Kahn et al, THPIK121, Proceedings of IPAC 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark
 
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THPAL146 802 MHz ERL Cavity Design and Development 3990
 
  • F. Marhauser, S. Castagnola, W.A. Clemens, J.G. Dail, P. Dhakal, F. Fors, J. Henry, R.A. Rimmer, L. Turlington, R.S. Williams
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  • R. Calaga, K.M. Dr. Schirm, E. Jensen
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
 
  Funding: Authored by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC under U.S. DOE Contract No. DE-AC05-06OR23177, and CERN Contract NR. KE3080/ATS
In the framework of a collaboration between CERN and JLab, an SRF accelerating cavity for energy recovery linacs operating at 802 MHz was developed in the context of the CERN's Large Hadron electron Collider (LHeC) design study. A single-cell and a five-cell cavity from fine grain high RRR niobium were built at JLab to validate the basic RF design in vertical tests. Two copper single-cell cavities were produced in parallel for R&D purposes at CERN. The cavity design has since been adapted as baseline for the main linac cavities in the proposed Powerful Energy Recovery Linac Experiment facility (PERLE) at Orsay. Details concerning the cavity fabrication and test results for the Nb cavities are presented.
 
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THPML120 Development of Coating Technique for Superconducting Multilayered Structure 4954
 
  • R. Ito, T. Nagata
    ULVAC, Inc, Chiba, Japan
  • H. Hayano, T. Kubo, T. Saeki
    KEK, Ibaraki, Japan
  • H. Ito
    Sokendai, Ibaraki, Japan
  • Y. Iwashita, R. Katayama
    Kyoto ICR, Uji, Kyoto, Japan
  • H. Oikawa
    Utsunomiya University, Utsunomiya, Japan
 
  In order to increase the maximum acceleration gradient of SRF cavities, S-I-S (superconductor-insulator-superconductor) multilayered structure theory has been proposed. We focused on NbN which has a higher superconducting transition temperature than Nb. Firstly, we researched the optimal deposition condition for N2 gas reactive sputtering of NbN by using in-house inter-back type DC magnetron sputtering equipment. The critical condition for a thin film with strong crystalline orientation of NbN was identified. The superconducting transition temperature of the NbN thin film, which were coated under the best condition, was over 14 K. Secondly, we tried making S-I-S multilayered samples that was composed of NbN/SiO2/Nb substrate. The coating condition for the NbN layer was determined based on the research results in a single layer. The SiO2 layer was deposited with a film thickness of 30 nm that was theoretically expected to be effective as barrier layer. We applied O2 gas reactive AC magnetron sputtering for coating. In this article, the detailed results of the NbN single layer and multilayer film depositions are presented.  
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THPML122 Beta-SRF - A New Facility to Characterize SRF Materials near Fundamental Limits 4961
SUSPL077   use link to see paper's listing under its alternate paper code  
 
  • E. Thoeng
    UBC & TRIUMF, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • R.A. Baartman, R.E. Laxdal, B. Matheson, G. Morris, N. Muller, S. Saminathan
    TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada
  • A. Chen
    UBC, Vancouver, Canada
  • T. Junginger
    Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
 
  Funding: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) & UBC (NSERC) IsoSiM Program
Demands of CW high-power LINAC require SRF cavities operating at the frontier of high accelerating gradient and low RF power dissipation, i.e. high quality factor (Q0). This requirement poses a challenge for standard surface treatment recipes of SRF cavities. In a recent breakthrough, elliptical SRF cavities doped with Nitrogen have been shown to improve Q0 by a factor of 3, close to the fundamental SRF limit. The fundamental mechanisms at microscopic level and optimum doping recipe, however, have still not fully been understood. Materials other than Nb have also been proposed for SRF cavities to overcome the fundamental limit already reached with Nitrogen doping, e.g. Nb3Sn, MgB2, and Nb-SIS multilayer. At TRIUMF, a unique experimental facility is currently being developed to address these issues. This facility will be able to probe local surface magnetic field in the order of the London Penetration Depth (several tens of nm) via \beta decay detection of a low-energy radioactive ion-beam. This allows depth-resolution and layer-by-layer measurement of magnetic field shielding effectiveness of different SRF materials at high-parallel field (up to 200 mT). Design and current development of this facility will be presented here, as well as commissioning and future measurements strategies for new SRF materials.
 
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THPML132 Cryogenic Performance of an SRF Deflecting Cavity Fabricated Using Alternative Techniques for the ARIEL eLinac 4992
 
  • D.W. Storey
    Victoria University, Victoria, B.C., Canada
  • R.E. Laxdal, Z.Y. Yao
    TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada
 
  A 650 MHz SRF deflecting mode cavity has been built and tested for use as a three-way beam separator in the ARIEL eLinac. The cavity operates in a TE-like mode, and has been optimized for high shunt impedance with minimal longitudinal footprint. The device is the first SRF cavity to be fully fabricated in house at TRIUMF. The requirements of the cavity allowed for the development of low cost manufacturing techniques, including the use of Reactor grade niobium and atmospheric pressure TIG welding. The cavity has been fabricated and tested at 4 K and 2 K, obtaining a 4 K Qo of 4·108 at the operating voltage of 0.3 MV, surpassing the goal voltage and quality factor required for operation. Results of the cryogenic tests of the cavity will be presented here.  
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