Tag archive: SRF industrialisation

Pushing technology, expanding industry

| 12 January 2012 Canada-based PAVAC Industries recently set up a second shop in Fermilab’s backyard. Their work in superconducting cavities pushes their technological capabilities, enabling them to expand into other accelerator applications such as flue gas treatment for coal plants. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

The multiplying effects of an accelerator economy

| 3 November 2011 A company in Lansing, US is developing accelerator cavities for the ILC. In the course of improving these high-tech devices, it has enhanced its expertise in developing them for other areas of science and, as an added benefit, sustaining the technology R&D. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , ,

Preparing for SCRF industrialisation

| 3 March 2011 Developing a realistic plan for cost-effective production of the large number of ILC superconducting cavities and cryomodules is perhaps our most challenging task in preparing for the Technical Design Report. A new round of visits to industry is aimed at informing that effort. Category: Uncategorized | Tagged: , , ,

The ILC, a very special market for high purity niobium

| 1 July 2010 The ILC will have an ultra-cold and complex heart made of niobium, a rare, soft, grey, and ductile transition metal. Some 18,000 radio frequency (RF) accelerating cavities for the ILC will be made of niobium, which becomes superconductor when cooled to nearly absolute zero. The global annual production of niobium in 2007 was 58,000 tonnes, and it is expected to grow up to 45 percent more in 2010 with a positive trend towards economic recovery. Although it is a 'rare' material, the reserves of niobium are assumed to be enough to cover the current world demand for 500 years Category: Feature | Tagged: , ,

Exchanging opinions about the ILC

| 27 May 2010 One day before the beginning of the biggest ever – and first international – Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2010, a satellite meeting was held with scientists and specialists from laboratories and industries around the world on the superconducting radiofrequency (SCRF) cavity technology and industrialisation. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , ,

Renewing links with superconducting cavity manufacturers

| 26 March 2009 This guest Director's Corner is about our effort to open new relationships and partnerships with the (cavity manufacturing) companies, worldwide. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , ,