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TY - CONF AU - Petersen, T.B. AU - Chen, G. AU - Fisher, M.V. AU - Kedzie, M. AU - Kelly, M.P. AU - Piot, P. AU - Reid, T. ED - Saito, Kenji ED - Xu, Ting ED - Sakamoto, Naruhiko ED - Lesage, Ana ED - Schaa, Volker R.W. TI - Refurbishment and Testing of the WiFEL E-Gun at Argonne J2 - Proc. of SRF2021, East Lansing, MI, USA, 28 June-02 July 2021 CY - East Lansing, MI, USA T2 - International Conference on RF Superconductivity T3 - 20 LA - english AB - We report on the refurbishment and testing of the Wisconsin Free Electron Laser (WiFEL) superconducting radiofrequency electron gun with application as an electron injector for DOE accelerators and as a possible future stand-alone tool for electron microscopy. Initial testing at ANL showed the cavity had a very low quality factor, ~10⁷, later determined to be due to contamination some-time since the initial assembly. Following ultrasonic cleaning, high-pressure water rinsing, reassembly, and cold testing, the e-gun has largely recovered with Q~10⁹ and surface electric fields ~15 MV/m. We intend that WiFEL be available as a testbed for future high brightness sources and, in particular, for testing an SRF gun photocathode loader design; an essential, and as yet, not sufficiently proven technology. We report here on many operationally important properties of a quarter-wave SRF cavity for application as an e-gun, including microphonics, pressure sensitivity, and mechanical tuning. New electromagnetic simulations show that the WiFEL cavity shape and design can be optimized in several respects. PB - JACoW Publishing CP - Geneva, Switzerland SP - 627 EP - 631 KW - cavity KW - FEL KW - gun KW - electron KW - cathode DA - 2022/10 PY - 2022 SN - 2673-5504 SN - 978-3-95450-233-2 DO - doi:10.18429/JACoW-SRF2021-WEPCAV015 UR - https://jacow.org/srf2021/papers/wepcav015.pdf ER -