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Sgobba, S.

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WEPMN072 Material Selection and Characterization for High Gradient RF Applications 2197
  • M. Taborelli, G. Arnau-Izquierdo, S. Calatroni, S. T. Heikkinen, T. Ramsvik, S. Sgobba, W. Wuensch
    CERN, Geneva
  The selection of candidate materials for the accelerating cavities of the Compact LInear Collider (CLIC) is carried out in parallel with high power RF testing. The DC breakdown field of copper, copper alloys, refractory metals, titanium and aluminium have been measured with a dedicated setup. Higher maximum fields are obtained for refractory metals and for titanium, which exhibits important damages after conditioning. Fatigue behaviour of copper alloys has been studied for surface and bulk by pulsed laser irradiation and ultrasonic excitation, respectively. The selected copper alloys show consistently higher fatigue resistance than copper in both experiments. RF tests are planned. In order to obtain the best local properties a bi-metallic assembly is being studied for the accelerating structures. The mechanical strength of junctions of molybdenum and copper-zirconium C15000, made either by Hot Isostatic Pressing or explosion bonding was evaluated. The reliability of the results obtained with either technique should be improved. Testing in DC and RF is continued in order to select materials for a bi-metal exhibiting superior properties with respect to the combination C15000-Mo.