"Second Sound as a Cavity Diagnostic Tool"
Second sound in liquid helium at temperatures below the lambda point provides a simple and convenient way to identify the quench location in a superconducting rf cavity. The propagation velocity of second sound is around 20 meters/sec which means that measurement of the arrival time of the second sound wave to 0.1 msec provides 2 mm resolution for the quench location using several second sound sensors. Second sound is a temperature wave but oscillating superleak transducers respond only to second sound and provide a fast and very sensitive detection technique. A series of tests using this technique on both single cell and nine cell cavities will be described. Photos of the flaws identified will also be shown.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
CEBAF Center, Room L102/104
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For more information, please contact Dr. Alex Bogacz or Anne-Marie Valente.