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JLab Research Advances Niobium Film Deposition

The work of Physics Ph.D. candidate Matthew Burton and his advisor R.A. Lukaszew  is featured in the Volume 31 Number 5 edition of Cold Facts, a periodical produced by the Cryogenic Society of America. Burton and Lukaszew worked with Larry Phillips, a senior physicist at Jefferson National Lab to develop a new system to coat the interior of copper cavities with a thin superconducting layer of niobium. If successful, the technique could significantly lower the cost of cavity production and consequently the expense of superconducting radio frequency accelerators. They are now testing the  system at Jefferson Lab, and the results are quite promising so far.

JLab Research Advances Niobium Film Deposition(pdf)