March 24, 2020
The coupler cells for AREAL S-Band accelerating sections upgrade program have successfully been designed and fabricated at the Laboratory of Vacuum Technology of CANDLE SRI. The vacuum brazing process has been performed in a vacuum furnace at 10-6 mbar using vacuum grade silver alloy. The heating process was controlled by two thermocouples with precision ±10C and the obtained quality of the brazed structure completely satisfies the technical specifications of AREAL accelerating structures. The process was conducted under the direct supervision of Dr. Volodimir Dekhtiarov.