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A cryomodule is that section, or sections of a linear particle accelerator composed of superconducting RF cavities used in a linear accelerator, or linac.

The cryomodule is a complex, state-of-the-art supercooled component in which particle beams are accelerated for scientific research. The niobium cavities are cooled with liquid helium to an operating temperature of 2 kelvin to supercool this section of the accelerator specifically tuned for RF at the low temperatures.

The cryomodule section of the linac section is a superposition of normal conducting and superconducting radio-frequency cavities that accelerate the beam and a magnetic lattice that provides focusing and steering.

External links

Cryomodules at Jefferson lab
Cryomodule images
A Cryomodule performance (PDF)

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