Ricarda Laasch | 12 May 2016If you're an electron, a ride in a cavity is pretty much the coolest thing that can happen to you. If you're an accelerator and you need huge numbers of cavities you better make sure they're all of outstanding quality – which is what the X-ray free-electron laser European XFEL under construction in Hamburg has just finished. In a series first published in DESY inForm, we look at how a niobium sheet turns into a curvy beauty. Part three describes how they make their way from test benches into the cryomodules and, finally, into the tunnel.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: cavity, CEA-Irfu, CNRS/IN2P3, CNRS/LAL, DESY, European XFEL, Saclay, SCRF