Author: Toter, W.F.
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WEPPC058 Development at ANL of a Copper-brazed Joint for the Coupling of the Niobium Cavity End Wall to the Stainless Steel Helium Vessel in the Fermilab SSR1 Resonator 2345
  • L. Ristori
    Fermilab, Batavia, USA
  • W.F. Toter
    ANL, Argonne, USA
  Funding: Operated by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC under Contract No. De-AC02-07CH11359 with the United States Department of Energy.
In order to reduce the sensitivity of the Fermilab SSR1 resonator to helium pressure variations, it was concluded that the cavity and helium vessel end-walls needed to be structurally coupled by means of a transition ring. With the materials to be connected being Niobium and Stainless Steel, it was decided to utilize the same technology already developed for the cavity flanges which consists of a furnace-brazed joint utilizing oxygen-free electrolytic copper. Small-scale and full-scale annular samples have been constructed at Argonne National Laboratory and subject to tensile tests, thermal cycling and visual inspections to qualify the joint. The transition ring is electron-beam welded to the cavity and TIG welded to the helium vessel, the process is explained in detail.