Author: Dubbs, L.J.
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MOPB071 Process Developments for Superconducting RF Low Beta Resonators for the ReA3 LINAC and Facility for Rare Isotope Beams 342
  • L. Popielarski, C. Compton, L.J. Dubbs, K. Elliott, A. Facco, L.L. Harle, I.M. Malloch, R. Oweiss, J.P. Ozelis, J. Popielarski, K. Saito
    FRIB, East Lansing, USA
  Funding: This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science under Cooperative Agreement DE SC0000661.
The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) will utilize over 330 superconducting radio frequency (SRF) low beta cavities for its heavy ion driver linac. The SRF department will process and test all cavities prior to string assembly in the cleanroom. The baseline cavity surface and bulk niobium processing procedures have been established. The methods are being optimized for production process rate benchmarking. Additional processes are being developed to increase flexibility and reduce technical risks. This paper will describe procedure developments and experimental results. Topics include high temperature heat treatment for hydrogen degassing, selective chemical etching for cavity frequency tuning, low-temperature bake out and process quality control.