WP15: Thin film for Superconducting RF Cavities (TF-SRF)

Argon plasma during deposition of the 6 GHz Monocell Copper Cavity with a niobium superconductive thin film (Image: Cristian Pira / INFN-LNL, Italy) 


  • Coordinate and monitor WP15 activities
  • Define surface preparation and treatment of substrate used for thin film deposition
  • Develop and test new coatings and techniques for superconducting RF cavities
  • Define material, thickness and structure to be deposited using various deposition techniques
  • Perform various superconductivity evaluation tests on samples of superconducting films
  • Coordinate superconducting RF evaluation in three laboratories (HZB, CERN and STFC)
  • Define characteristics of technology best able to produce superconducting film for RF cavities.


Task #

Task name

Task leader


Coordination and Communication

Oleg Malyshev (STFC)


Substrate surface preparation

Enzo Palmieri (INFN)


Thin film deposition and analysis

Reza Valizadeh (STFC)


Superconductivity evaluation

Oliver Kugeler (HZB)

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