The goal of the GlueX experiment is to map the spectrum of gluonic excitations of light mesons using linearly polarized photons. This work is designed to provide a better understanding of the confinement of quarks and gluons - the novel feature of QCD. A collaboration of nearly 100 scientists from 24 institutions is refining the physics goals and planning the construction of a new beam line, detector, and experimental hall (Hall D). The GlueX experiment is part of the Jefferson Laboratory energy upgrade. In September 2008, this project was approved to fund the start of construction.

This site represents the main source of information regarding the forward tracking detectors within the GlueX superconducting solenoid. These detectors are known as the Forward Drift Chambers (FDCs). The design of the FDC system is the primary responsibility of the Jefferson Laboratory group headed by D.S. Carman, S. Taylor, and B. Zihlmann. This work is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy.

FDC Technical Design Report

FDC System Short Term Work Plans

FDC Electronic Logbook

Meeting Minutes

Design Details & Notes

Construction Procedures & QA Documents

FDC Reports

Monte Carlo Studies





Last modified: January 5, 2010
Daniel S. Carman