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Title: Deposit high purity Alumnium on Nb in support of conduction cooled SRF cavities

Abstract

The project will demonstrate a potential manufacturing method that could result in a means to operate superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities without liquid cryogens. The technical approach sought to apply high-purity (99.999%) aluminum to cavity-grade niobium components via a new and proprietary electron-beam additive manufacturing technique contributed by PAVAC. High thermal conductivity of the aluminum could enable a cryocooler, which is a compact electrically powered refrigeration device, to extract sufficient heat for operating the cavity for a variety of applications. Trial coatings of niobium components were to be evaluated for metallurgy, mechanical bonding, and thermal and electrical conductivity using superconducting materials characterization facilities at Fermilab. The results of the characterization were intended to provide process feedback and optimization to PAVAC. During the project, PAVAC completed one set of samples. However, due to a business reorganization, PAVAC choose not to proceed toward a second set of samples using their proprietary approach. The PAVAC technical goal was replaced by a Fermilab goal to determine whether high-purity aluminum could be attached to niobium by a system of welded stud anchors and fasteners. The project pivoted to evaluations of trial stud welded anchors using infrastructure and expertise similar to that applied to the PAVACmore » applied coatings.« less

Authors:
 [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)
Contributing Org.:
PAVAC Industries, Inc.
OSTI Identifier:
1545996
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CRADA-FRA-2015-0079
1747692
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS

Citation Formats

Fermi Research Alliance, Fermi Alliance. Deposit high purity Alumnium on Nb in support of conduction cooled SRF cavities. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1545996.
Fermi Research Alliance, Fermi Alliance. Deposit high purity Alumnium on Nb in support of conduction cooled SRF cavities. United States. doi:10.2172/1545996.
Fermi Research Alliance, Fermi Alliance. Mon . "Deposit high purity Alumnium on Nb in support of conduction cooled SRF cavities". United States. doi:10.2172/1545996. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1545996.
@article{osti_1545996,
title = {Deposit high purity Alumnium on Nb in support of conduction cooled SRF cavities},
author = {Fermi Research Alliance, Fermi Alliance},
abstractNote = {The project will demonstrate a potential manufacturing method that could result in a means to operate superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities without liquid cryogens. The technical approach sought to apply high-purity (99.999%) aluminum to cavity-grade niobium components via a new and proprietary electron-beam additive manufacturing technique contributed by PAVAC. High thermal conductivity of the aluminum could enable a cryocooler, which is a compact electrically powered refrigeration device, to extract sufficient heat for operating the cavity for a variety of applications. Trial coatings of niobium components were to be evaluated for metallurgy, mechanical bonding, and thermal and electrical conductivity using superconducting materials characterization facilities at Fermilab. The results of the characterization were intended to provide process feedback and optimization to PAVAC. During the project, PAVAC completed one set of samples. However, due to a business reorganization, PAVAC choose not to proceed toward a second set of samples using their proprietary approach. The PAVAC technical goal was replaced by a Fermilab goal to determine whether high-purity aluminum could be attached to niobium by a system of welded stud anchors and fasteners. The project pivoted to evaluations of trial stud welded anchors using infrastructure and expertise similar to that applied to the PAVAC applied coatings.},
doi = {10.2172/1545996},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {7}
}

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