WEOTEV —  Wednesday Oral SRF Technology   (30-Jun-21   10:30—11:10)
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Overview of Recent Progress of Plasma Processing  
  • B. Giaccone
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
  This talk is an overview of recent worldwide progress of plasma processing programs. Successful plasma processing R&D has been achieved at SNS, FNAL, JLab and other institutes. This talk summarizes the results, status and plans for plasma processing programs around the world not only in offline cavity tests but also in installed cryomodules tests.  
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Overview on Recent Development of Conduction Cooling Cavities  
  • G. Ciovati
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  Improvements in both the cooling power of 4 K crycoolers and the deposition of Nb3Sn films have spurred research and development efforts towards the operation of Nb3Sn-coated SRF cavities cooled by conduction with commercial cryocoolers. Different types of SRF cavities with frequencies between 650 MHz and 2.6 GHz and different conduction cooling schemes have been tested at different laboratories, demonstrating accelerating gradients up to ~10 MV/m. This contribution provides an overview of these and future efforts along with possible cryostat designs under evaluation for conduction-cooled SRF cavities.  
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WEOTEV03 Toward Stoichiometric and Low-Surface-Roughness Nb₃Sn Thin Films via Direct Electrochemical Deposition 710
  • Z. Sun, G. Gaitan, M. Ge, K. Howard, M. Liepe, T.E. Oseroff, R.D. Porter
    Cornell University (CLASSE), Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences and Education, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • T. Arias, Z. Baraissov, M.M. Kelley, D.A. Muller, J.P. Sethna, N. Sitaraman
    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • K.D. Dobson
    University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA
  Reducing surface roughness and attaining stoichiometry of Nb3Sn superconducting films are required to push their superheating field to the theoretical limit in SRF cavities. As such, we explore direct electrochemical processes that minimize involving foreign elements to deposit high-quality Sn, Nb, and NbxSn films on Nb and Cu surfaces. These films are then thermally annealed to Nb3Sn. We find that smooth Sn pre-depositions via electroplating on Nb surfaces significantly reduce the average roughness of resultant Nb3Sn to 65 nm, with a dramatic reduction in power intensity at medium special frequencies. Structural and superconducting properties demonstrate a Nb3Sn A15 phase with a stoichiometry of 25 at% Sn. This process is being scaled-up to a 3.9 GHz cavity. Moreover, preliminary results on electroplating on Cu surface show that Nb plating undergoes a slow growth rate while subsequent Sn plating on the plated Nb surface can be controlled with varied thickness. The Nb plating process is currently being optimized.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ doi:10.18429/JACoW-SRF2021-WEOTEV03  
About • Received ※ 09 July 2021 — Revised ※ 09 August 2021 — Accepted ※ 21 August 2021 — Issue date ※ 16 January 2022
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