Mechanism of vacuum breakdown in radio-frequency accelerating structures

S. A. Barengolts, V. G. Mesyats, V. I. Oreshkin, E. V. Oreshkin, K. V. Khishchenko, I. V. Uimanov, M. M. Tsventoukh

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It has been investigated whether explosive electron emission may be the initiating mechanism of vacuum breakdown in the accelerating structures of TeV linear electron-positron colliders (Compact Linear Collider). The physical processes involved in a dc vacuum breakdown have been considered, and the relationship between the voltage applied to the diode and the time delay to breakdown has been found. Based on the results obtained, the development of a vacuum breakdown in an rf electric field has been analyzed and the main parameters responsible for the initiation of explosive electron emission have been estimated. The formation of craters on the cathode surface during explosive electron emission has been numerically simulated, and the simulation results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number061004
JournalPhysical Review Accelerators and Beams
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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