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TY - CONF AU - Howard, K. AU - Bafia, D. AU - Grassellino, A. AU - Kim, Y.K. ED - Biedron, Sandra ED - Simakov, Evgenya ED - Milton, Stephen ED - Anisimov, Petr M. ED - Schaa, Volker R.W. TI - Analysis of Low RRR SRF Cavities J2 - Proc. of NAPAC2022, Albuquerque, NM, USA, 07-12 August 2022 CY - Albuquerque, NM, USA T2 - International Particle Accelerator Conference T3 - 5 LA - english AB - Recent findings in the superconducting radio-frequency (SRF) community have shown that introducing certain impurities into high-purity niobium can improve quality factors and accelerating gradients. Success has been found in nitrogen-doping, diffusion of the native oxide into the niobium surface, and thin films of alternate superconductors atop a niobium bulk cavity. We question why some impurities improve RF performance while others hinder it. The purpose of this study is to characterize the impurity profile of niobium with a low residual resistance ratio (RRR) and correlate these impurities with the RF performance of low RRR cavities so that the mechanism of recent impurity-based improvements can be better understood and improved upon. Additionally, we performed surface treatments, low temperature baking and nitrogen-doping, on low RRR cavities to evaluate how the intentional addition of more impurities to the RF layer affects performance. We have found that low RRR cavities experience low temperature-dependent BCS resistance behavior more prominently than their high RRR counterparts. The results of this study have the potential to unlock a new understanding on SRF materials. PB - JACoW Publishing CP - Geneva, Switzerland SP - 877 EP - 880 KW - cavity KW - SRF KW - niobium KW - accelerating-gradient KW - radio-frequency DA - 2022/10 PY - 2022 SN - 2673-7000 SN - 978-3-95450-232-5 DO - doi:10.18429/JACoW-NAPAC2022-THYE5 UR - https://jacow.org/napac2022/papers/thye5.pdf ER -