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Operation of Diamond Superconducting RF Cavities

DOI: 10.18429/JACoW-SRF2017-MOPB016 DOI Help

Authors: P. Gu (Diamond Light Source) , C. Christou (Diamond Light Source) , P. J. Marten (Diamond Light Source) , S. A. Pande (Diamond Light Source) , A. F. Rankin (Diamond Light Source) , D. Spink (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Conference Paper
Conference: 8th International Conference on RF Superconductivity SRF2017
Peer Reviewed: No

State: Published (Approved)
Published: January 2018

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Abstract: The Diamond Light Source storage ring has been in operation using superconducting RF cavities since 2007. Diamond has four superconducting cavity modules with two usually installed at any one time. The four cavities perform differently in many aspects such as reliable operating parameters and time in service, with the longest in continuous service for 7 years without failure and the shortest failing after only 8 months. All Diamond superconducting RF cavities suffered many fast vacuum trips in their early years, but after many years of efforts, the performance of the cavities have now been effectively managed by weekly conditioning, partial warm-up during shut down and cavity voltage level control. We will discuss our experience with superconducting RF cavities and our future plan.

Journal Keywords: cavity; ion; vacuum; operation; GUI

Subject Areas: Technique Development


Technical Areas: RF

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