Jul 21 – 25, 2019
Connecticut Convention Center, Level 6
US/Eastern timezone

M2Or3C-01 [Invited]: Connecting Cavity Performance to Physics of the Surface

Jul 23, 2019, 3:30 PM
Level 6, Room 14

Level 6, Room 14


Dr Martina Martinello (Fermilab)


Performance of superconducting radio-frequency (SRF) cavities is determined by the property of the material within the first hundred of micrometers from the surface. A general overview of the state-of-the-art surface treatments for SRF application will be presented, highlighting how each treatment change the surface properties, and how that affects the RF surface resistance. Recent R&D findings will be presented focusing on how the controlled introduction of just some ppm of nitrogen within the first 2-5 nano-meters below the surface can drastically change performance of SRF cavities, increasing the maximum reachable accelerating gradient.

Primary author

Dr Martina Martinello (Fermilab)

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