Kathryn Jepsen

RRCAT scientists used this specially created welding rig in making a laser-welded SRF cavity. Photo courtesy of Prashant Khare / RRCAT Engineers at the Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology in India recently partnered with Fermilab to test the product of their unique laser welding process, which could eventually reduce the cost and time required to weld niobium accelerator cavities. SRF cavities, which make up the core of modern accelerators, are typically made with niobium, an exotic metal with a…