American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Review of Scientific Instruments
59 (1988), S. 2100-2101
AIP Digital Archive
Electrical Engineering, Measurement and Control Technology
A superconducting (SC) rf cavity has been operated in the presence of an external magnetic field up to 2.4 kG. Measurements on the 48.5-MHz cavity were performed at 4.2 K. The external field was produced by an unshielded 60-kG superconducting solenoid 5.8 cm from the cavity. No degradation of cavity Q was observed for fields on the outer surface of the cavity up to 1240 G. This result is consistent with no flux penetration of the cavity surface for fields up to the first critical field of niobium at 4.2 K, and shows that strong focusing elements with large fringing magnetic fields may be placed immediately next to Nb SC accelerating structures without causing performance degradation.
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