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TitleFirst high quality DTL cavity additively manufactured from pure copper
  • M. Mayerhofer, J. Mitteneder, C. Wittig, I. Prestes, E. J├Ągle, G. Dollinger
    Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen
AbstractRecently presented RF cavity prototypes printed entirely from pure copper illustrate the potential of additive manufacturing (AM), and particularly laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF), for accelerator technology. Thereby, the design freedom of L-PBF is only limited by overhanging geometries, which have to be printed with supporting structures to ensure sufficient accuracy. However, subsequent removal of these support structures is a major challenge for cm-sized GHz cavities. Therefore, our approach is to design self-supporting geometries. In this contribution we present a DTL cavity geometry as used in e.g. proton therapy linac systems that can be fabricated by L-PBF without support structures. A 5-cell prototype was manufactured from high-purity copper using L-PBF. It is shown that the developed geometry allows a print accuracy sufficient to reach the defined resonance frequency. A chemical, as well as dynamic electrochemical finishing process, was applied to optimize the prototypes surface quality. Thus, the CST simulated figures of merit (e.g., $Q_0$, ${Z_{eff}}$) were obtained for the first time with a printed cavity.
Paperdownload: THPM035.pdf
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Conference14th International Particle Accelerator Conference
LocationVenice, Italy
Date07-12 May 2023
PublisherJACoW Publishing, Geneva, Switzerland
Editorial BoardRalph Assmann - Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Peter McIntosh - Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC/DL/ASTeC) Giovanni Bisoffi - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN/LNL) Alessandro Fabris - Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. Ivan Andrian - Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. Giulia Vinicola - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN/LNF)
Online ISBN978-3-95450-231-8
Online ISSN2673-5490
Received19 May 2023
Revised06 June 2023
Accepted06 June 2023
Issued26 September 2023