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Title: Overview of Fabrication Techniques and Lessons Learned with Accelerator Vacuum Windows

Abstract

Vacuum thin windows have been used in Fermilab's accelerators for decades and typically have been overlooked in terms of their criticality and fragility. Vacuum windows allow beam to pass through while creating a boundary between vacuum and air or high vacuum and low vacuum areas. The design of vacuum windows, including Titanium and Beryllium windows, will be discussed as well as fabrication, testing, and operational concerns. Failure of windows will be reviewed as well as safety approaches to mitigating failures and extending the lifetimes of vacuum windows. Various methods of calculating the strengths of vacuum windows will be explored, including FEA.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Fermilab
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1452794
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-18-172-AD
1677470
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 9th International Particle Accelerator Conference, Vancouver, BC Canada, 04/29-05/04/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS

Citation Formats

Ader, C. R., McGee, M. W., Nobrega, L. E., and Voirin, E. A.. Overview of Fabrication Techniques and Lessons Learned with Accelerator Vacuum Windows. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Ader, C. R., McGee, M. W., Nobrega, L. E., & Voirin, E. A.. Overview of Fabrication Techniques and Lessons Learned with Accelerator Vacuum Windows. United States.
Ader, C. R., McGee, M. W., Nobrega, L. E., and Voirin, E. A.. Sun . "Overview of Fabrication Techniques and Lessons Learned with Accelerator Vacuum Windows". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1452794.
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author = {Ader, C. R. and McGee, M. W. and Nobrega, L. E. and Voirin, E. A.},
abstractNote = {Vacuum thin windows have been used in Fermilab's accelerators for decades and typically have been overlooked in terms of their criticality and fragility. Vacuum windows allow beam to pass through while creating a boundary between vacuum and air or high vacuum and low vacuum areas. The design of vacuum windows, including Titanium and Beryllium windows, will be discussed as well as fabrication, testing, and operational concerns. Failure of windows will be reviewed as well as safety approaches to mitigating failures and extending the lifetimes of vacuum windows. Various methods of calculating the strengths of vacuum windows will be explored, including FEA.},
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year = {Sun Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
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