Materials and Breakdown Phenomena: Heterogeneous Molybdenum Metallic Films
AbstractTechnological activities to design, manufacture, and test new accelerating devices using different materials and methods is under way all over the world. The main goal of these studies is to increase the accelerating gradients and reduce the probability of radio-frequency (RF) breakdown. Indeed, it is still not clear why, by increasing the intensity of the applied field, intense surface damage is observed in copper structures, limiting the lifetime and, therefore, the practical applications. A possible solution is represented by a coating of a relatively thick layer of molybdenum in order to improve the breakdown rate. molybdenum can be reliably grown on different substrates with a negligible strain and, for thicknesses up to 600 nm, with a resistivity < 100–150·μΩ cm. Moreover, Mo coatings with controlled composition, internal stress, and roughness may allow improving thermo-mechanical properties reaching values not attainable by uncoated copper. Although the Mo conductivity remains lower compared to Cu, a Mo coating represents a very interesting option for high gradient accelerator components manufactured in copper. View Full-Text
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Marcelli, A.; Spataro, B.; Castorina, G.; Xu, W.; Sarti, S.; Monforte, F.; Cibin, G. Materials and Breakdown Phenomena: Heterogeneous Molybdenum Metallic Films. Condens. Matter 2017, 2, 18.
Marcelli A, Spataro B, Castorina G, Xu W, Sarti S, Monforte F, Cibin G. Materials and Breakdown Phenomena: Heterogeneous Molybdenum Metallic Films. Condensed Matter. 2017; 2(2):18.Chicago/Turabian Style
Marcelli, Augusto; Spataro, Bruno; Castorina, Giovanni; Xu, Wei; Sarti, Stefano; Monforte, Francesca; Cibin, Giannantonio. 2017. "Materials and Breakdown Phenomena: Heterogeneous Molybdenum Metallic Films." Condens. Matter 2, no. 2: 18.
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