JLAB Upgrade Cavities Delivered Ahead of Schedule
Bergisch Gladbach, Germany – April 20, 2010 - RI Research Instruments GmbH, a majority-owned subsidiary of Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies, Inc. (BEST), today released test result information on the performance of its superconducting radio frequency (rf) cavities recently shipped to the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) at Jefferson Lab in Virginia.
In July 2009, RI Research Instruments received an approximately $6 million contract for the supply of 86 superconducting niobium 7-cell 1.5 GHz cavities, covering material procurement, manufacturing, rf optimisation and bulk buffered chemical polishing.
After niobium procurement, manufacturing started in November 2009 and 84 of 86 cavities were completed, delivered and accepted by Jefferson Lab by the middle of December 2010, up to six months ahead of the original schedule, which called for the last cavity delivery in June 2011. The last two cavities were delivered and accepted in March 2011.
Hanspeter Vogel, Managing Director of RI Research Instruments, said that about 25 cavities have been tested at Jefferson Lab to date. He continued, "Today we can report on the strong results of the cavities finally prepared at JLAB and cold tested. All tested cavities have safely exceeded the accelerating field specification of 19.2 MV/m with maximum accelerating gradients beyond 40 MV/m."
For more information, reference presentations at TTC meeting in Milano Italy, February 2011.
"We thank Jefferson Lab for this opportunity to supply CEBAF with our technology and the excellent cooperation throughout the project. We congratulate JLAB on the achievements made so far with the delivered cavities," Mr. Vogel added.
About RI Research Instruments and Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies, Inc.:
RI Research Instruments GmbH is a world leader in the development and manufacturing of normal and superconducting rf cavities and systems, linear accelerators, as well as special products for physics and energy research, scientific, medical and industrial applications. RI products also include high-performance electron and ion sources, particle beamlines and diagnostics, research reactor subunits as well as vacuum and cryogenic systems. BEST has operations in the US, the UK and Germany, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR).
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