Event Title

Session 2E: Mechanical Properties of Nb3Sn Films for Superconducting RF Cavities in Particle Accelerators

Session Number

Session 2E: 2nd Presentation

Advisor(s)

Drs. Sam Posen, Saravan Chandrasekaran, and Yulia Trenkinihova, Fermilab

Location

Room D103

Start Date

26-4-2018 10:35 AM

End Date

26-4-2018 11:20 AM

Abstract

Particle accelerators are a very useful tool in physics, biology, and materials science, among other fields. The superconducting radiofrequency cavities, which accelerate the particle beam, have certain cryogenic requirements that inflate the cost of operation. The viability of an Nb3Sn film inside a Nb cavity is relevant to future projects due to its associated benefits. Should the alloy be able to hold up to the stress during the preparation of these cavities, it would increase the efficiency of the accelerator, saving energy and, consequently, money. This would allow for new, previously unfeasible applications in a variety of industries. Our project focuses on the strength of a film of Nb3Sn on Nb when put under varied levels of stress, specifically the limit at which the stress becomes too much for the alloy and cracks appear. This paper describes the project, its current status, and first results.

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Apr 26th, 10:35 AM Apr 26th, 11:20 AM

Session 2E: Mechanical Properties of Nb3Sn Films for Superconducting RF Cavities in Particle Accelerators

Room D103

Particle accelerators are a very useful tool in physics, biology, and materials science, among other fields. The superconducting radiofrequency cavities, which accelerate the particle beam, have certain cryogenic requirements that inflate the cost of operation. The viability of an Nb3Sn film inside a Nb cavity is relevant to future projects due to its associated benefits. Should the alloy be able to hold up to the stress during the preparation of these cavities, it would increase the efficiency of the accelerator, saving energy and, consequently, money. This would allow for new, previously unfeasible applications in a variety of industries. Our project focuses on the strength of a film of Nb3Sn on Nb when put under varied levels of stress, specifically the limit at which the stress becomes too much for the alloy and cracks appear. This paper describes the project, its current status, and first results.