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The mass production of SRF linac cavities

Melting niobium

Impure niobium feedstock is being melted by high-power electron beams. The molten niobium drops into a crucible. This is one of the many steps involved in removing impurities from the metal. Image: Waldemar Singer

Impure niobium feedstock is being melted by high-power electron beams. The molten niobium drops into a crucible. This is one of the many steps involved in removing impurities from the metal. Image: Waldemar Singer

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