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Welcome to SRF at JLab

The Tesla Technology Collaboration (TTC) meeting hosted by Jefferson Lab in November, 2012 included a tour of the new JLAB SRF facility enjoyed by most of the participants. See pictures of the tour here.


The SRF Institute participates in the worldwide advance of superconducting radiofrequency (SRF) science and technology. We are working to raise the effectiveness of particle accelerators and accelerator-driven sources of specialized light -- tools that benefit not only researchers, but also engineers and technologists, in fields ranging from particle physics and the life sciences to materials science and industry.

Cryomodule production for the 12GeV upgrade......

Cryomodule 12GeV

Other projects:

Crab Cavity:

Development of a deflecting mode cavity for short pulsed X-Ray experiments. The intention is to produce proof of principle and the hardware necessary for the short pulsed X-Ray experiment.

650 MHz Prototype Cavity:

Development of this cavity is part of the high power proton linac development by Fermi Lab for their long baseline neutrino physics program. The intention is to integrate the beta = 0.6 cavity shape into the Fermi Lab design helium vessel, while optimizing the stiffener ring location and calculating the pressure loads on the cavity.
Unstiffened CavityUnstiffened Cavity
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ILC 9-cell Cavity Process and Testing:

Conducting processing and testing of 9-cell bionium cavities for ILC gradient R&D. The intention is to understand the gradient quench limit and field emmission limit at low and high gradient and improve the gradient and yield in real 9-cell cavities.

Nb Film Creation:

This project will establish the scientific basis for attained Nb film crystal structure character as a function of substrate, thermal, and ion energy growth conditions as well as key material prospects for possible SIS multilayer film. The intention is to lead to lower cost SRF systems for particle accelerators.

Q-Value Improvement:

Furnace with Nb Can

Working to demonstrate the use of ingot Niobium to produce SRF cavities with higher Q-values, compared to standard cavity material and treatment. The intention is to provide a better understanding of interstitial impurities and crystal defects in Nb on Qo.