Advanced surface polishing using gas cluster ion beams

Z. Insepov, A. Hassanein, J. Norem, D. R. Swenson

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The gas cluster ion beam (GCIB) treatment can be an important treatment for mitigation of the Q-slope in superconducting cavities. The existing surface smoothening methods were analyzed and a new surface polishing method was proposed based on employing extra-large gas cluster ions (X-GCIB).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)664-668
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number1-2 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2007



  • GCIB
  • Grain boundaries
  • Surface smoothening
  • rf-Cavity breakdown

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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