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Title: Qualification of niobium materials for superconducting radio frequency cavity applications: View of a condensed matter physicist

We address the issue of qualifications of the niobium materials to be used for superconducting radio frequency (SCRF) cavity fabrications, from the point of view of a condensed matter physicist/materials scientist. We focus on the particular materials properties of niobium required for the functioning a SCRF cavity, and how to optimize the same properties for the best SCRF cavity performance in a reproducible manner. In this way the niobium materials will not necessarily be characterized by their purity alone, but in terms of those materials properties, which will define the limit of the SCRF cavity performance and also other related material properties, which will help to sustain this best SCRF cavity performance. Furthermore we point out the need of standardization of the post fabrication processing of the niobium-SCRF cavities, which does not impair the optimized superconducting and thermal properties of the starting niobium-materials required for the reproducible performance of the SCRF cavities according to the design values.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Magnetic & Superconducting Materials Section, Materials & Advanced Accelerator Sciences Division, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore 452013 (India)
  2. Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, Virginia (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22492687
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1687; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Ingot niobium summary workshop, Newport News, VA (United States), 4 Dec 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; FABRICATION; IMPURITIES; NIOBIUM; PROCESSING; RADIOWAVE RADIATION; RF SYSTEMS; SUPERCONDUCTING CAVITY RESONATORS; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES