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Name Use Fact Sheet

The Department of Energy's
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

For clarity and consistency, use of the following terms has been standardized: the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Jefferson Lab, Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, CEBAF, Free-Electron Laser, and FEL. Please use the following guidelines:

  1. When initially identifying the entire laboratory with all of its inclusive parts, refer to it as the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, and thereafter as Jefferson Lab. JLab or the Lab is also acceptable.
  2. Refer to the accelerator and the three experimental halls as the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility on first reference, and as CEBAF thereafter. Refer to the accelerator alone as the CEBAF accelerator.

    Example: The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) at DOE's Jefferson Lab consists of a recirculating electron accelerator and three experimental halls. The CEBAF accelerator is a seven-eighths mile, racetrack-shaped tunnel housing two accelerating sections (linacs) and two bending sections (arcs).

  3. Refer to the Free-Electron Laser program at Jefferson Lab by using Free-Electron Laser on first mention, and as FEL thereafter.

    Example: The Free-Electron Laser program at DOE's Jefferson Lab is currently undergoing an upgrade. The second phase of the FEL program will produce a 10-kilowatt infrared laser and a one-kW ultraviolet laser that will be used for academic, government, and commercial tests.

These are the preferred versions for name use. Please use these guidelines whenever using the organization's name: when developing printed material, presentations, web pages, etc. Contact Public Affairs Manager Dean Golembeski at (757) 269-7689 or e-mail deang@jlab.org; Debbie Magaldi, ph. (757) 269-5102, e-mail magaldi@jlab.org, or Kandice Carter, ph. (757) 269-7263, e-mail kcarter@jlab.org with questions or for additional information.