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Title: Flange joint system for SRF cavities utilizing high force spring clamps for low particle generation

A flange joint system for SRF cavities. The flange joint system includes a set of high force spring clamps that produce high force on the simple flanges of Superconducting Radio Frequency (SRF) cavities to squeeze conventional metallic seals. The system establishes the required vacuum and RF-tight seal with minimum particle contamination to the inside of the cavity assembly. The spring clamps are designed to stay within their elastic range while being forced open enough to mount over the flange pair. Upon release, the clamps have enough force to plastically deform metallic seal surfaces and continue to a new equilibrium sprung dimension where the flanges remain held against one another with enough preload such that normal handling will not break the seal.
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1378934
Assignee:
JEFFERSON SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC TJNAF
Patent Number(s):
9,756,715
Application Number:
14/501,920
Contract Number:
AC05-06OR23177
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Sep 30
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS

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