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Titanium Nitride Coating as a Multipactor Suppressor on RF Coupler Ceramic Windows

Abstract : LAL-Orsay is developing an important effort on R&D studies on RF power couplers. One of the most critical components of those devices is the ceramic RF window that allows the power flux to be injected in the coaxial line. The presence of a dielectric window on a high power RF line has a strong influence on the multipactor phenomena. To reduce this effect, the decrease the secondary emission yield (SEY)of the ceramic window is needed. Due to its low SEY coefficient, TiN coating is used for this goal. In this framework, a TiN sputtering bench has been developed in LAL. The reactive sputtering of TiN needs the optimisation of gas flow parameters and electrical one, to obtain stoechiometric deposit. XRD analysis was performed to control the film composition and stoechiometry. Measurements point out how the Nitrogen vacancy on the film can be controlled acting on the N2 flow. In addition, the coating thickness must be optimized so that the TiN coating effectively reduces the SEY coefficient but does not cause excessive heating, due to ohmic loss. For this purposes, multipactor level breakdown and resistance measurements were done for different deposit thickness.
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W. Kaabi, H. Jenhani, A. Variola, G. Keppel, V. Palmieri. Titanium Nitride Coating as a Multipactor Suppressor on RF Coupler Ceramic Windows. the 23rd Particle Accelerator Conference "PAC09", May 2009, Vancouver, Canada. pp.WE5PFP004. ⟨in2p3-00447386⟩

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