Friction Stir Welding and Copper-Chromium Zirconium: a New Concept for the Design of Sirius' High-Power Absorbers

Gabriel Claudiano, Eduardo Fonseca, Paulo De Tarso Fonseca, Matheus Silva, Lucas Volpe, Tilmont, Manuel (Ed.), Schaa, Volker RW (Ed.), Tavakoli, Keihan (Ed.)
Sirius, the new Brazilian fourth-generation synchrotron light source, is currently under construction. Due to the high brilliance and low emittance of its source, the pho-ton beam on each undulator beamline can have power densities as high as 55 W/mrad². To protect the compo-nents downstream, the Front-End power absorbers need to manage this power in a limited space, but also having precision in alignment and being reliable all over their lifetime. To achieve this behaviour, the selected alloy
more » ... the selected alloy was the copper-chromium-zirconium (CuCrZr, commercially known as C18150) because of improved thermal and mechanical properties. In order to seal the vacuum cham-ber (path on which the cooling water flows), friction stir welding was the selected joining method. During the welding process, the material passes through a grain re-finement process which results in a high-resistance joint. The manufacturing process could also result on a reduc-tion of costs and lead times. Finally, it will be presented the final versions of the component with its support and the characterizations done to validate the welded joint under vacuum and water pressure requirements.
doi:10.18429/jacow-medsi2018-tuph09 fatcat:5bpkkc5ezjhqrhfumfjp7tlkti