Journal of the Korean Physical Society

, Volume 76, Issue 1, pp 73–78 | Cite as

Measurement of RF characteristics for Superconducting Quarter-wave Resonator

  • Jongchul Lee
  • Yacine Kadi
  • Pei Zhang
  • Mitra Ghergherehchi
  • Jong-Seo ChaiEmail author


RF characteristics of unloaded quality factor (Q0) and accelerating electric field (Eacc) were measured for superconducting quarter-wave resonator (QWR) in order to verify the performance. For the accurate measurement of RF characteristics, the measurement method of Q0 based RF power and RF coupling coefficient was used, and the measurement uncertainty was calculated with statistics analysis of systematic error in RF measurement system. The superconducting QWR was designed with a resonant frequency of 101.28 MHz and an accelerating electric field (Eacc) of 6 MV/m at a cavity dissipation power of 10 W in the high-intensity and energy isotope separator online device (HIE-ISOLDE) project at CERN. Q-slopes and RF coupling coefficients were measured for three QWRs at the resonant frequency 101.28 MHz. Q0 values of QWRs were measured 4.55 × 108, 3.78 × 108 and 3.17 × 108 at the 6 MV/m, respectively, and the measurement uncertainty of Q0 and Eacc were calculated 2.92% and 3.32%. Performances of superconducting QWRs were acceptable to operate the beam acceleration with consideration of cryomodule capacity in HIEISOLDE project.


RF measurement Quarter-wave resonator Superconducting Quality factor 


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This work was supported by the Radiation Technology R&D program through the National Research Foundation of Korea funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (2017M2A2A4A02020347).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jongchul Lee
    • 1
  • Yacine Kadi
    • 2
  • Pei Zhang
    • 3
  • Mitra Ghergherehchi
    • 4
  • Jong-Seo Chai
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.WCU Department of Energy ScienceSungkyunkwan UniversitySuwonKorea
  2. 2.CERNGeneva 23Switzerland
  3. 3.Institute of High Energy PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  4. 4.College of Information and Communication EngineeringSungkyunkwan UniversitySuwonKorea

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