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Title Developments on SRF Coatings at CERN
  • A. Sublet, S. Aull, B. Bártová, S. Calatroni, T. Richard, G.J. Rosaz, M. Taborelli, M. Therasse, W. Venturini Delsolaro, P. Zhang
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
Abstract The thin films techniques applied to Superconducting RF (SRF) has a long history at CERN. A large panel of cavities have been coated from LEP, to LHC. For the current and future projects (HIE-ISOLDE, HL-LHC, FCC) there is a need for further higher RF-performances with focus on minimizing residual resistance Rres and maximizing quality factor Q0 of the cavities. This paper will present CERN’s developments on thin films to achieve these goals through the following main axes of research: The first one concerns the application of different coating techniques for Nb (DC-bias diode sputtering, magnetron sputtering and HiPIMS). Another approach is the investigation of alternative materials like Nb3Sn. These lines of development will be supported by a material science approach to characterize and evaluate the layer properties by means of FIB-SEM, TEM, XPS, XRD, etc. In addition a numerical tool for plasma simulation will be exploited to develop adapted coating systems and optimize the coating process, from plasma generation to thin film growth.
Paper download TUPB027.PDF [0.682 MB / 5 pages]
Poster download TUPB027_POSTER.PDF [1.172 MB]
Conference SRF2015, Whistler, BC, Canada
Series International Conference on RF Superconductivity (17th)
Proceedings Link to full SRF2015 Proccedings
Session Poster Session
Date 15-Sep-15   14:30–17:40
Main Classification Fundamentals SRF R&D - Other Materials
Keywords cavity, SRF, plasma, simulation, cathode
Publisher JACoW, Geneva, Switzerland
Editors Robert E. Laxdal (TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada); Jana Thomson (TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada); Volker RW Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany)
ISBN 978-3-95450-178-6
Published December 2015
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