Author: Mostacci, A.
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TUPA81 Design of a High-Power RF Breakdown Test for a Cryocooled C-Band Copper Structure 516
  • G.E. Lawler, A. Fukasawa, J.R. Parsons, J.B. Rosenzweig
    UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Z. Li, S.G. Tantawi
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • A. Mostacci
    Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • E.I. Simakov, T. Tajima
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  • B. Spataro
    LNF-INFN, Frascati, Italy
  Funding: This work was supported by the DOE Contract DE-SC0020409.
High-gradient RF structures capable of maintaining gradients in excess of 250 MV/m are critical in several concepts for future electron accelerators. Concepts such as the ultra-compact free electron laser (UC-XFEL) and the Cool Copper Collider (C3) plan to obtain these gradients through the cryogenic operation (<77K) of normal conducting copper cavities. Breakdown rates, the most significant gradient limitation, are significantly reduced at these low temperatures, but the precise physics is complex and involves many interacting effects. High-power RF breakdown measurements at cryogenic temperatures are needed at the less explored C-band frequency (5.712 GHz), which is of great interest for the aforementioned concepts. On behalf of a large collaboration of UCLA, SLAC, LANL, and INFN, the first C-band cryogenic breakdown measurements will be made using a LANL RF test infrastructure. The 2-cell geometry designed for testing will be modifications of the distributed coupled reentrant design used to efficiently power the cells while staying below the limiting values of peak surface electric and magnetic fields.
DOI • reference for this paper ※ doi:10.18429/JACoW-NAPAC2022-TUPA81  
About • Received ※ 29 July 2022 — Accepted ※ 02 August 2022 — Issue date ※ 08 August 2022  
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