The Future of Jefferson Lab
12 GeV Upgrade
Jefferson Lab's Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, or CEBAF, provides physicists with an unprecedented ability to study the nucleus of the atom and its protons, neutrons, quarks and gluons. To expand the opportunity for discovery, Jefferson Lab is upgrading its facility by doubling the maximum energy of CEBAF from 6 billion electron volts (GeV) to 12 billion electron volts (GeV), constructing a new experimental hall and upgrading its three existing experimental halls.
The 12 GeV Upgrade will allow Jefferson Lab to pursue its primary mission with even greater precision and resolution, continuing a cutting-edge science program for the laboratory's broad-based international user community. Specifically, the upgrade will enable scientists to:
- Study the mechanism that confines quarks and seek an answer to one of the great mysteries of physics: Why is one quark never found alone?
- Research the fundamental structure of neutrons and protons.
- Seek an answer to how protons and neutrons bind together to form the nucleus.
- Study the limits of the Standard Model, the theory that describes the fundamental particles and their interactions.
For more information on the 12 GeV Upgrade, click here.
TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT FACILITY PROJECT
The Technology and Engineering Development Facility (TEDF) project will modernize the existing Test Lab and provide additional space for the Superconducting Radio Frequency (SRF) Institute, as well as additional office and technical space for engineering groups. The objective is to provide a 70,000-square-foot Technology and Engineering Development (TED) building, a 30,000-square-foot addition to the Test Lab and modernize the 96,000-square-foot Test Lab. The TED and Modernized Test Lab and addition will be designed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Efficiency Design (LEED) Gold Certification.
For information about this project, click here.