8-10 October 2018
INFN - Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro
Europe/Rome timezone

Synthesis of Nb3Sn on copper and Sapphire

9 Oct 2018, 12:45
Villi Room (INFN - Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro)

Villi Room

INFN - Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro

Viale dell'Università 2, Legnaro (Padova) - Italy
Other superconducting materials beyond niobium Other SC Materials beyond Niobium: Nb3Sn


Dr reza valizadeh (ASTeC, STFC)


Nb3Sn alloy is a type II superconductor with maximum Tc of 18 K and predicted superheating field of 400 mT and potentially may offer improvements in both cryogenic efficiency and maximum accelerating field. Hence, Nb3Sn thin film can be an alternative superconducting coating either as a single or multilayer for SRF cavity production. Nb3Sn has been deposited from stoichiometric alloy target on copper and single crystal sapphire substrate at room and elevated temperature and with and without Nb buffer layer. Analysis showed that the composition in both room and elevated temperature was within the desired stoichiometry of 24–25 at%, however the superconducting properties was only observed for elevated temperature deposition or post annealing at 650 C. The critical temperature was determined to be 16.8 K.

Primary author

Dr reza valizadeh (ASTeC, STFC)


Dr Oleg Malyshev (STFC Daresbury Laboratory) Mr adrian hannah (STFC ASTeC)

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