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Vyacheslav (Slava) Yakovlev


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Department Mission
Contribute to the advancement of conventional and superconducting Radio Frequency technology, from conceptualization through commissioning of components and assemblies, to be used in all aspects of beam acceleration, handling and detection. Work includes basic beam dynamic simulation, establishment of design requirements, engineering specifications, design and engineering to develop ‘build-to-print’ packages for procurement, development of prototypes, definition of work process control procedures, development of inspection criteria and fabrication procedures, and providing fabrication and production oversight.

The department’s efforts will include follow-up for completed devices such as support of testing and analysis of test data in order to measure, characterize and optimize the performance of RF devices, and support of the installation and commissioning of such devices. It will also include basic material research and development, including the establishment of reliable and repeatable chemical processing recipes and procedures to achieve desired RF cavity accelerating gradients.