The open archive for STFC research publications

Full Record Details

Persistent URL http://purl.org/net/epubs/work/32022826
Record Status Checked
Record Id 32022826
Title Superconducting Thin Film Test Cavity Commissioning
Abstract A radiofrequency (RF) cavity and cryostat dedicated to the measurement of superconducting coatings at GHz frequencies was designed to evaluate surface resistive losses on a flat sample. The test cavity consists of two parts: a cylindrical half-cell made of bulk niobium (Nb) and a flat Nb disc. The two parts can be thermally and electrically isolated via a vacuum gap, whereas the electromagnetic fields are constrained through the use of RF chokes. Both parts are conduction cooled hence the cavity halves are suspended in vacuum during operation. The flat disc can be replaced with a sample, such as a Cu disc coated with a film of niobium or any other superconducting material. The RF test provides simple cavity Q-factor measurements as well as calorimetric measurements of the losses on the sample. The advantage of this method is the combination of a compact cavity with a simple planar sample. The paper describes the RF, mechanical and cryogenic design, and initial commissioning of the system with notes on how any issues arising are to be addressed.
Organisation ASTeC , TECH , CI , STFC
Funding Information
Related Research Object(s):
Licence Information:
Language English (EN)
Type Details URI(s) Local file(s) Year
Paper In Conference Proceedings In 17th International Conference on RF Superconductivity (SRF2015), Whistler, BC, Canada, 13-18 September, 2015, (2015): 731. http://accelconf.…5/papers/tupb064.pdf 2015