Jun 24 – 28, 2019
Crowne Plaza Brussels Le Palace
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Possible Designs of HOM Couplers for Superconducting 400 MHz RF Cavities

Jun 25, 2019, 9:06 AM
Crea/Explo (1st floor)


1st floor

Presentation Superconducting RF & associated technologies SRF


Nils Petry


The Future Circular Collider (FCC) is one possible future successor of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. The proton-proton collider center-of-mass collision energy is set to 100 TeV with a beam current of 0.5 A. To achieve this energy a stable acceleration is critical and therefore higher order modes (HOM) need to be damped. HOM dampers, further characterized as couplers, need to fulfill several criteria to be efficient. As a first property the couplers should assure a longitudinal impedance of higher order modes of below 10 kΩ. Furthermore, the loaded Q-factor should be below 1000 and the corresponding R/Q value should be in the range of 10 Ω or lower. Besides the Hook-type and Probe-type HOM coupler two additional designs were simulated. The recent results of the different couplers attached to a superconducting 400 MHz RF cavity will be presented.

Primary author


Mr Holger Podlech (Goethe University Frankfurt)

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