Author: Spradlin, J.K.
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WEPPC097 Development of Nb and Alternative Material Thin Films Tailored for SRF Applications 2444
  • A-M. Valente-Feliciano, H.L. Phillips, C.E. Reece, J.K. Spradlin, X. Zhao
    JLAB, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  • B. Xiao
    The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, USA
  Funding: *Authored by Jefferson Science Associates LLC under U.S. DOE Contract No. DE-AC05-06OR23177.
Avenues for the production of thin films tailored for Superconducting RF (SRF) applications are showing promise with recent developments in vacuum deposition techniques using energetic ions. JLab is using energetic condensation via Electron Cyclotron Resonance and High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HiPIMS) for the development of Nb films and multilayer SIS (superconductor-insulator-superconductor) structures to reach bulk Nb performance and beyond. Nb films with RRR comparable to bulk values are readily produced. The influence of the deposition energy on the material and RF properties of the Nb thin film is investigated with the characterization of their surface, structure, superconducting properties and RF response. Nucleation studies are investigating the best conditions to create a favorable template for growing the final SRF surface. This paper presents results on surface impedance measurements correlated with surface and material characterization for Nb and multilayered SIS films produced on a variety of substrates.