Author: Ciovati, G.
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RF Test Results of a Superconducting Cavity Cooled by a Cryocooler  
  • G. Ciovati, G. Cheng, K.A. Harding, R.A. Rimmer
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  Funding: Work supported by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC under U.S. DOE Contract No. DE-AC05-06OR23177 and by G. C. 2008 PECASE award.
The convergence of high-quality Nb3Sn film coatings and cryocoolers with more than 1 W of cooling power at 4 K, makes it possible to envision superconducting radiofrequency cavities operating at accelerating gradients of the order of 10 MV/m, cooled by conduction with a crycooler rather than by contact with a liquid He bath. Such possibility might open the possibility of applying the SRF technology to industrial accelerators. This contribution describes the design of a test stand for conduction cooling experiments and the rf test results of a 1.5 GHz single-cell cavity cooled using a single cryocooler.
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