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The Center for Bright Beams, A National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center

Beam Acceleration Team and Projects

Our Team:

Theme Leaders: Graduate Students: Post Docs:
Matthias Liepe, Cornell Zhaslan Baraissov, Cornell Nathan Sitaraman, Cornell
Steven Sibener, U Chicago Van Do, U Chicago
Mark Transtrum, BYU Sam Dong, U Florida
Gabriel Gaitan, Cornell
Aiden Harbick, BYU
Senior Investigators: Ajinkya Hire, U Florida Affiliates:
Tomás Arias, Cornell Liana Shpani, Cornell Jeffrey Elam, Argonne Lab
Richard Hennig, U Florida Sadie Seddon-Stettler, Cornell Don Hartill, Cornell
Matthias Liepe, Cornell Caleb Thompson, U Chicago George Japaridze, Clark Atlanta
David Muller, Cornell Michael Van Duinen, U Chicago Robert Laxdal, TRIUMF
Steven Sibener, U Chicago Sarah Willson, U Chicago Larry Wang, Clark Atlanta
Mark Transtrum, BYU

PI / Postdoc or Grad Student Project Titles:

  • Arias / Mendez  Ab initio exploration of beyond-Nb SRF materials for low cooling power and high field performance
  • Hennig / Hire / Dong  Thermodynamics and Superconducting Properties of Novel SRF Superconductors
  • Liepe / Shpani   High-performance Nb3Sn
  • Liepe / Gaitan   CVD Growth of Nb3Sn Films
  • Liepe / Sitaraman  Advanced Material Systems for Enhanced SRF Performance
  • Liepe / Stettler   Advancing RF Performance via Au Layering and Oxide Passivation
  • Muller / Baraissov   Electron Microscopy characterization of the microstructure of materials for SRF cavities
  • Sibener / Willson / Do   Investigating the Atomic and Micron-Scale Morphological Development of Nb3Sn Leading to Smooth Homogeneous Thin Films
  • Sibener / Van Duinen  In Situ Measurements of High Temperature Surface Structure, Bonding, and Dynamics of Alloying Sn, Nb, and Zr from Initial Behavior to Resulting Film Growth
  • Sibener / Thompson  Investigating the Effect of Atomic Scale Surface Structural Changes from Alloying, Doping, and Defects on the Superconductivity of Nb, Nb3Sn and Zr with Simultaneous In Situ High Temperature Atomic-Scale Surface
  • Sibener / Do / Willson   Optimization of Nb SRF Surfaces: Atomic Visualization of Alloy Growth and Oxide Suppression
  • Transtrum / Harbick   Mesoscopic models of superconductivity for realistic materials and surfaces.