Author: Aviles Santillana, I.
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THP012 Assessment of the Mechanical Properties of Ultra-High Purity Niobium After Cold Work and Heat Treatment With the HL-LHC Crab Cavities as Benchmark 860
  • A. Gallifa Terricabras, A. Amorim Carvalho, I. Aviles Santillana, S. Barrière, R. Calaga, E. Cano-Pleite, O. Capatina, M.D. Crouvizier, L. Dassa, M.S. Meyer, N. Valverde Alonso
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • M. Benke, A.B. Palotas, G. Szabó, M. Szűcs
    University of Miskolc, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Miskolc-Egyetemváros, Hungary
  • A. Hlavács, G.J. Krallics, V. Mertinger, M. Sepsi
    University of Miskolc, Miskolc, Hungary
  The High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) is the upgrade of the world’s largest particle collider; it will allow the full exploitation of the LHC potential and its operation beyond 2025. An essential part of the HL-LHC project are the Crab Cavities, that are particle deflecting SRF cavities of non-axisymmetric shape made of bulk ultra-high purity Nb. Since the cavities are produced by complex metal sheet forming processes, followed by a heat treatment (HT) for H outgassing (650 °C, 24 h), there is uncertainty on their mechanical properties after manufacturing and in service conditions (2 K). Mechanical tests at room temperature have been conducted on RRR300 pure Nb samples. The samples were previously submitted, by cold cross-rolling, to different levels of plastic deformation representative of the effective plastic strain seen by the Nb sheets during forming operations. Moreover, a comparison of the mechanical properties of cold cross-rolled samples before and after HT has been established. Results of evolution of the microstructure and hardness are also presented. This study can be of interest for Nb cavities to be sub-mitted to HT at 650 °C, and may help to push the design of novel SRF cavities.  
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About • paper received ※ 22 June 2019       paper accepted ※ 30 June 2019       issue date ※ 14 August 2019  
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