Workshop on Science at Jefferson Lab's Low Energy Recirculator Facility (LERF)

Friday, 17 March 2017 from to (US/Eastern)
at CEBAF Center ( F113 )
12000 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23606-4468
The Low Energy Recirculator Facility (LERF) at Jefferson Lab, which houses an Energy Recovery Linac and 6 User Labs, provides excellent opportunities for fundamental and applied science research as well as education and training.  The equipment at LERF falls into two broad categories:  the accelerator in a radiation shelded vault, and well-equipped User Labs which can be employed independently of the accelerator.  The User Labs house state-of-the-art equipment for Pulsed Laser Deposition, Micro-Machining, XHV vacuum work, laser-generated TeraHertz with associated instrumentation, and pulsed fiber laser development.  

The goal of this workshop is to inform researchers and educators of opportunities at the LERF facility, and explore its research and educational potential. The expected outcome of the workshop will be a list of research and education activities that could benefit regional and national institutions, and indicate a path to continued realization of LERF's potential.
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  • Friday, 17 March 2017
    • 08:30 - 10:00 Morning Session 1
      (Convenor, Charles Sukenik)
      • 08:30 Welcome from the Director's Office 10'
        Speaker: Robert McKeown (Jefferson Lab)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 08:40 Description of the LERF 20'
        Speaker: George Neil (Jefferson Lab)
        Material: Slides powerpoint filedown arrow
      • 09:00 Internal Target Experiments 15'
        Speaker: Ivica Friscic (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 09:15 Isotopes at LERF 15'
        Speaker: Douglas Wells (New Mexico Tech)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 09:30 LERF at Low Energies for Target Irradiation 15'
        Speaker: Theresa Benyo (NASA)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 09:45 LERF as a Source of Positrons 15'
        Speaker: Branislav Vlahovic (North Carolina Central University)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
    • 10:00 - 10:15 Coffee Break
    • 10:15 - 12:00 Morning Session 2
      (Convenor, Douglas Wells)
      • 10:15 Inventory of User Lab Facilities and Equipment 30'
        Speaker: Stephen Benson (Jefferson Lab)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 10:45 Tour of LERF Labs, ODU Facilities in ARC 1h15'
    • 12:00 - 13:00 Working Lunch
    • 13:00 - 15:30 Afternoon Session 1
      (Convenor, Geoffrey Krafft)
      • 13:00 "High-Power" THz Sources and Applications 30'
        Speaker: Eric Bryerton (Virginia Diodes, Inc.)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 13:30 Materials Research in the LERF User Labs 30'
        Speaker: Michael Kelley (College of William & Mary)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 14:00 ODU's Facilities at ARC Building 30'
        Speaker: Hani Elsayed-Ali (Old Dominion University)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 14:30 Nanotube Technology 30'
        Speaker: Kevin Jordan (BNNT)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 15:00 Laser Projects at LERF and the Opportunity for Accelerator and Nuclear Physics Scientific Research 30'
        Speaker: Shukui Zhang (Jefferson Lab)
    • 15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break
    • 15:45 - 17:00 Afternoon Session 2
      (Convenor, Hari Areti)
      • 15:45 Panel Discussion on Science at LERF User Labs and ODU Facilities 1h0'
      • 16:45 Closing Remarks 15'