In the framework of the large hadron collider (LHC) upgrade project, new materials are proposed for the vacuum. Amorphous carbon deposited onto the vacuum-chamber wall is examined as a coating with a low secondary electron emission rate for superconducting systems designed to upgrade the LHC, i.e., to increase the luminosity of the machine (HL-LHC). Since protons will generate synchrotron radiation with a critical energy of ~10 eV and a flux of 1016 photon m–1 s–1, it is important to study the effect of photons on a surface covered with amorphous carbon at room and cryogenic temperatures. The construction and parameters of the setup on the new synchrotron beamline of the VEPP-2000 booster are described. The first results of measuring the photodesorption coefficient are also presented.
- amorphous carbon
- large hadron collider