JLab SRF Collaborations

Professional Contacts and Collaborations

Jefferson Lab’s SRF capabilities are strengthened by an extended network of professional contacts and collaborations with national, international, and industrial partners.


Argonne National Laboratory ( Illinois, U.S.; operated by University of Chicago) — RF structures and microphonics control for the Rare-Isotope Accelerator.

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( Upton, New York, U.S.) — SRF photocathode electron gun and cryomodule for RHIC-II electron cooling; e-CX cavity: a high-current (~1 A) cavity/cryomodule being developed to deliver an electron beam for cooling of the RHIC ion beam; AGS upgrade with a superconducting linac to provide ‘super beams’ for neutrino physics

Cornell University ( Ithaca, New York, U.S.) — FEL and energy-recovering linear accelerators (energy-recovering linacs, or ERLs);SRF technology; RF controls; thin films – coating of 500 MHz copper

Daresbury Laboratory ( England) — DC gun and cryomodule for 4GLS (fourth-generation light source) ERL (energy-recovering linear accelerator) prototype

DESY (accelerator laboratory in Hamburg, Germany) — Testing of hydroformed cavities, properties of niobium, processing techniques

FZK (research center in Karlsruhe, Germany) — Ultrahigh vacuum

FZR (research center in Dresden, Germany) — SRF photocathode electron gun

INFN (Italian national nuclear physics institute) — A15 compound superconductors; Spun niobium cavity testing (production); development of new superconducting materials

KEK (Japanese high-energy accelerator research organization) — Power couplers and material processing for the Spallation Neutron Source

Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, New Mexico, U.S.; operated by the University of California) — High residual resistivity ratio (RRR) niobium microstructure

Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.; site of National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory) — RF structures design and testing for the Rare-Isotope Accelerator; development and testing of prototype β=0.47 cavities, assembly of 2-cavity string

NASA (Hampton, Virginia, U.S.) — Nb cavity surface treatment using electron beam welder

National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S. government agency) — Properties of niobium; measurement of interstitial hydrogen

Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.) — Hydrogen in metals and niobium plasma deposition

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.) — Cavity and cryomodule design, prototyping, and fabrication for the Spallation Neutron Source

Sandia National Laboratory (Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.) — Thin film measurements; equipment cleaning (high-pressure rinsing) for direct energy recovery experiment

SUNY Albany (State University of New York, U.S.) — Hydrogen in niobium at the Ion Beam Laboratory; nuclear measurement of interstitial hydrogen

TESLA (international collaboration centered at DESY in Hamburg, Germany) — Broad collaboration of SRF R&D for linear colliders and x-ray free-electron lasers

TRIUMF (Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics) — Chemistry of quarter-wave resonator cavities for ISAC

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.) — Hydrogen in grain boundaries, SQUID microscope


Reference Metals Company (niobium supplier headquartered in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, U.S.) — Microstructure control of high-purity niobium (with the University of Virginia and Los Alamos National Laboratory)

AES Corporation (U.S.) — High-current (1 A, 750 MHz) electron injector for free-electron lasers

Energen Corporation (energy company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.) — Tuner designs

Utron Technologies Corporation (electronics manufacturer in Taiwan) — Component fabrication via explosive compression

Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (research organization in San Leandro, California, U.S.) — Niobium thin films

Konstantin — (Austria) Development of advanced getter pump systems