Films of Mo3Re to Improve the Performance of Existing Superconducting Radiofrequency Accelerator Cavities

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-10ER85942
Agency Tracking Number: 95034
Amount: $99,959.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: 45 a
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000161
Small Business Information
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation
3077 Teagarden St, San Leandro, CA, 94577
DUNS: 836439968
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mahadevan Krishnan
 Dr.
 (510) 483-4156
 krishnan@aasc.net
Business Contact
 Mahadevan Krishnan
Title: Dr.
Phone: (510) 483-4156
Email: krishnan@aasc.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Improving the performance of existing superconducting radiofrequency cavities is one approach to improving the capabilities of existing accelerator facilities. By coating existing SRF cavities with Mo3Re, one could realize reduced coat of cryogenics and/or higher accelerating gradients. Alameda Applied Sciences Corp proposes to develop a thin film coating method to produce Mo3Re thin film superconductors for SRF cavities based upon niobium. AASC will deposit Mo3Re films on Nb coupons and correlate growth conditions with SRF properties. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Thousands of niobium accelerating cavities are used in specialized research accelerators. Improving the performance of these cavities is the first step toward realizing a commercial particle accelerator that utilizes SRF technology.

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