Author: Kelley, M.J.
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WEPWO087 Parameter Optimization for Laser Polishing of Niobium for SRF Applications 2498
  • L. Zhao, M.J. Kelley
    The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, USA
  • M.J. Kelley, J.M. Klopf, C.E. Reece
    JLAB, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  Surface smoothness is critical to the performance of SRF cavities. As laser technology has been widely applied to metal machining and surface treatment, we are encouraged to use it on niobium as an alternative to the traditional wet polishing process where aggressive chemicals are involved. In this study, we describe progress toward smoothing by optimizing laser parameters on BCP treated niobium surfaces. Results show that microsmoothing of the surface without ablation is achievable.  
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