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Conference Paper

Publication Date


Publication Title

Proceedings of the 3rd International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2012



Conference Name

3rd International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2012, 20-25 May, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana


Multi-spoke cavities are well-known options for acceleration of heavy and light ions. A recently developed multi-spoke cavity for β=1 presents an attractive opportunity to use this cavity type for electron accelerators. One of the main attractive features of this cavity type is its compactness for relatively low frequency. A simplified design at 500 MHz allowed building of a multi-spoke cavity and cryomodule in a 2-year time frame with confidence and development of effective manufacturing techniques. It also constitutes an important step in proving the usefulness of this kind of cavity design for new applications in the electron machines. Niowave is now in a position to build on the success of this cavity to help advance the design of superconducting electron accelerators. Accelerating voltage of more then 4.3 MV in a single cavity at 4.5 K is expected with peak electric field of less then 21.7 MV/m, and peak magnetic field of less then 80 mT. The paper discusses the fabrication challenges of the complete cavity and the cryomodule, as well as room temperature and cryogenic test results.


© 2012 by IPAC'12 / IEEE

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Original Publication Citation

Gorelov, D., Boulware, C. H., Grimm, T., Delayen, J. R., Hopper, C. S., Olave, R. G., & De Silva, S. U. (2012). Development of superconducting 500 MHZ multi-spoke cavity for electron linacs. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2012 (2408-2410). Joint Accelerator Conferences Website.


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