12 GeV Upgrade
On the Tunnel Air Conditioning contract, the chillers were delivered and set on the concrete pads on May 19. Warwick Plumbing & Heating is installing the piping to the chillers and the electrical subcontractor, Carr Electric, is running power to the chillers. Work in the tunnel resumed with the start of the summer accelerator shutdown. Warwick Plumbing & Heating is installing chilled water pipe in the west arc and the controls subcontractor, Dominion Electric, is installing conduit.
Congratulations to Award Recipients!
- The Department of Energy’s Office of Science selected 44 scientists from across the nation – including two affiliated with Jefferson Lab – to receive significant funding for research as part of DOE’s Early Career Research Program.
Andrew Puckett, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, “Three‐dimensional Structure of the Nucleon,” selected by the Office of Nuclear Physics.
Patricia Solvignon, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, “New Studies of Short‐Range Correlations and their Effects on Nuclei,” selected by the Office of Nuclear Physics.
The program is designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years, when many scientists do their most formative work. For details about the program and the complete list of this year’s recipients, visit: http://science.energy.gov/news/science-headlines/2015/05-06-15/
- Anatoly Radyushkin, Jefferson Lab/Old Dominion University, was named joint recipient of Jefferson Science Associate’s 2015 Outstanding Nuclear Physicist Award with Xiangdong Ji, University of Maryland/Shanghai Jiao Tong University. They are being recognized for their seminal roles in the development of Generalized Parton Distributions and the identification of associated experimental observables via Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering. For more information, see the JSA press release at: http://www.jsallc.org/news/JSAONP050715.pdf
- Seven individuals have received JSA Graduate Fellowships to conduct research at Jefferson Lab. Congratulations to Melissa Beebe, College of William and Mary; Marco Pannunzio Carmignotto, The Catholic University of America; Kayla Craycraft, The University of Tennessee; Jie Liu, University of Virginia; Chao Peng, Duke University; Cheng-Ying Tsai, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; and Aristeidis Tsaris, Florida State University. For more information, see the JSA press release at: http://www.jsallc.org/news/JSAGF20150526.pdf
Published Journal Articles, May 18-29, 2015
Jaideep T. Singh, P. A. M. Dolph, W. A. Tobias, T. D. Averett, A. Kelleher, K. E. Mooney, V. V. Nelyubin, Yunxiao Wang, Yuan Zheng, and G. D. Cates. "Development of high-performance alkali-hybrid polarized He-3 targets for electron scattering." Phys. Rev. C 91, 055205 (2015)
I. Niculescu, G. Niculescu, W. Melnitchouk, J. Arrington, M. E. Christy, R. Ent, K. A. Griffioen, N. Kalantarians, C. E. Keppel, S. Kuhn, S. Tkachenko, and J. Zhang. "Direct observation of quark-hadron duality in the free neutron F2 structure function." Phys. Rev. C 91, 055206 (2015).
Igor Danilkin, Cesar Fernandez Ramirez, Peng Guo, Vincent Mathieu, Diane Schott, Meng Shi, Adam Szczepaniak. "Dispersive Analysis of ω/ø→ 3π, πϒ*." Phys. Rev. D 91, 094029 (2015).
Buddhini P. Waidyawansa, Michael H. Moore, Brad Sawatzky, Roger Carlini, Jay Benesch. "GEANT4 Simulations of the Radiation Induced Heating and Dose on the Horizontal Bending Magnet in the Hall C Super High Momentum Spectrometer." JLAB-TN-15-015.
Center for Theoretical and Computational Physics
A new paper <arXiv:1505.01715> presents a unitary dispersive model for η→3π meson decay into three pions, based upon the Khuri-Treiman equations. The approach incorporates substraction constants fixed by fitting recent high-statistics η→π+π-π0 data from WASA-at-COSY. Based on the parameters obtained and matching to chiral perturbation theory, the slope parameter for the neutral channel and the quark mass double ratio are predicted to be α=-0.022±0.004 and Q=21.4±0.4, respectively.
The Machine Shop is presently manufacturing or continuing to manufacture:
- Nine SRF Resonator sample support assemblies,
- A Half-Wave Coaxial Cavity assembly for SRF,
- For Hall A, the Moller Polarimeter target mount assembly,
- for SRF, four modular assembly bench cavity strings,
- and for the injector cryomodule, working on the cavity string QCM cell carriage assembly.
Also various small machining jobs for lab customers.
Facilities Management and Logistics
Lab-wide Annual Property Inventory Underway, June 1 – July 31
Jefferson Lab’s annual property inventory started on June 1 and will run through July 31. The property manager has randomly selected 20 percent of the lab's property custodians for this year's property inventory. Those custodians will be contacted by a member of the property staff. (Custodians that did not complete their annual property validation will also be included in the inventory group.)
To complete the inventory, each item must be physically seen by a member of the property office. Note that the property custodian is responsible to know and search if needed for their assigned property, not the property staff. Property staff will go to the location identified for each item during the property validation to inventory the property. The assigned custodian will be notified of any item not located at its specified location, and the item will be reported as "missing" until the item is physically located by the custodian and verified by property staff.
If you have questions regarding property validation or the inventory, contact Christian Whalen at x5899 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding key validations, contact Dennis Merritt at x7963 or email@example.com.
Fire Hydrant Testing Around CEBAF Center after 4 p.m. on June 4
Fire hydrant flow testing will be performed for CEBAF Center on Thursday, June 4, after 4 p.m. The duration of the test will be no more than 5 minutes. It shouldn’t impact any activities or work in CEBAF Center or the rest of the campus. Water will run across the parking lot and into storm drains. Anyone with specific questions may contact Dave Kausch, Facilities Maintenance and Logistics, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jefferson Lab Calendar of Events
June 1-3: Jefferson Lab annual Users Group meeting
June 15: Safety-Shoe Truck at Lab
June 17-19: CLAS Collaboration meeting
Summer Science Education/Enrichment Programs
May 26-July 31: SULI/REU summer undergraduate internships
June 1-19: Hampton University Graduate Studies (HUGS) at JLab
June 8-12: CNU Lifelong Learners
June 22-July 31: High School Summer Honors Program internships
July 27: Start of UVa/JLab summer teacher program at JLab
July 31: Summer intern poster session
Environment, Safety, Health and Quality
Interns, Program Participants are Arriving Daily: Help Them Work Safely
This year Jefferson Lab is fortunate to have approximately 300 students/interns: high school, undergraduate and graduate students, and post doctorate workers with us for several months. With this influx of a large number of new people who are not familiar with JLab's physical layout nor its policies and practices, the potential for an injury or adverse event can be very high. This is offset by connecting the student to a JLab staff member who determines the necessary preparation for the student and provides a measure of oversight according to the type of student and workplace hazard.
Every student at JLab has a Sponsor; the Sponsor makes it possible for the student to have a JLab computer account. The Sponsor may also act as the Mentor/Supervisor. Sponsor and Mentor/Supervisor are very specific terms at JLab. If you are going to be a Mentor/Supervisor, take the on-line training designated MGT202 JLab Mentoring Program, which is accessible from the web-based training webpage.
The Sponsor may also request that another JLab employee serve as a Mentor/Supervisor for the student. The Mentor/Supervisor ensures that the student is prepared for work - has the appropriate training - and provides oversight for the student’s activities. (Oversight means sufficient presence at the student's work site to ensure that the student remains within the defined scope and work and follows safety requirements.)
Whether we are a Sponsor or have a Mentoring/Supervisor relationship with one of these new arrivals, or if we encounter them in the normal course of work, we should be sure they know how to function safely. We can do this by observing their work and asking a few questions related to their work: Have they been given an orientation for their workplace, have they been prepared for the job at hand (understand the scope of work, been trained, read procedures and related Task-List entries, and know who their Mentor/Supervisor is)?
We all know that JLab can be daunting to new arrivals, so, if you observe an unsafe act or what appears to be improper workplace behavior by a student, take a few extra minutes to help the student understand how to work properly and safely.
Pre-SAD Briefing Posted; If You Did Not Attend, Review Before Working Inside Accelerator Site Gate
The Pre-SAD (Scheduled Accelerator Down) Safety Briefing/Training is now posted online at: https://www.jlab.org/div_dept/train/webbasedtraining.html (select SAF002, PreSAD 2015). Anyone who wasn’t able to attend the briefing, and who will be working inside the Accelerator Site gate during the shutdown, is expected to take the online version of this training.
Know, Heed the Jefferson Lab Smoking Policy
A number of complaints have been received from Lab staff that individuals have been smoking in buildings or just outside the doors of buildings. As a reminder, smoking (this includes both traditional smoking products and vapor/electric cigarettes) is not permitted:
· Inside any building or
· Within 50 feet of entrances, operable windows, or outdoor air intakes except in smoking shelters that have been placed around the Lab or
· In any government owned vehicle, cart, or equipment assigned to JSA/JLab, either on or off the Laboratory grounds.
The Lab’s Smoking Policy, published in Section 208.07 of the Jefferson Lab Administrative Manual was updated in 2014.
The policy applies to all JSA/Jefferson Lab staff, users, students, subcontractors, visitors and guests.
Cigarette butts and other smoking debris should not be thrown on the ground. Cigarette receptacles are available in the smoking shelters and should be used for cigarette disposal.
Managers and supervisors are responsible for implementing this policy in their work areas. Please ensure all staff, users and visitors are aware of and in compliance with this policy.
Read the entire policy online at: https://mis.jlab.org/mis/apps/portal/admin_manual/viewDocument.cfm?documentId=77198
Rad Worker I and Rad Worker II Classes Planned for July 7 and 14
A full day Radiation Worker I class (SAF801C) is being offered on Tuesday, July 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A half-day Radiation Worker II class (SAF802) is being offered on Tuesday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Class locations will be announced.
If interested, please sign up through the Jefferson Lab Learning Management System (LMS) online at https://misportal.jlab.org/training/home.seam or contact Maya Keller at email@example.com (x6021).
Be Sure to Get Credit When Completing Online Radiation Worker Training
When completing web-based training, such as Rad Worker I, SAF801C, you must click on the link at the end of the training to get credit for completing the online module. Recently, Radiation Control has experienced a flood of individuals who indicate they went through the online training program but did not get credit.
All Members of JLab Community Asked to Take Employee Concerns Program Survey
Jefferson Lab is requesting all members of the lab community: employees, users and subcontractors to complete a quick survey about the Employee Concerns Program (ECP). The lab's ECP is available to all employees, users, subcontractors, and others who interact with Jefferson Lab. The survey is anonymous and participants are asked to respond no later than Friday, June 12. Human Resources staff thanks you in advance for your time and participation.
Click on the following link to access the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L5VL5ZM and click on the DONE button when completed with the survey.
2015 JLab T-shirt Distribution and Sales; Special Order Deadline is 5 p.m. on June 4
This year’s Jefferson Lab T-shirt is slate blue with the periodic table spelling out the phrase “JLab Exploring the Nature of Matter” on the back. Examples of the T-shirt and special order items may be viewed at the CEBAF Center reception desk.
Those with a T-shirt voucher or a bib tab with a sticker on it are eligible for a free T-shirt and may pick them up at the CEBAF Center Reception Desk. Extra-large (XL) is currently the only size in stock. If you need a different size, please sign the special order form by 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 4 and allow two weeks for delivery.
This year the following items, with the winning design printed on them, can be special ordered by 5 p.m. on June 4. Expect two weeks for delivery:
Short Sleeve, Adult: S- 5XL, $7
Short Sleeve, Youth: M - XL, $6
Long Sleeve, Adult: S - XL, $11
Long Sleeve, Adult: 2XL - 5XL, $13
Long Sleeve, Youth: M - XL, $10
Hoodie, Adult: S - XL, $21
Hoodie, Adult: 2XL - 5XL, $26
Hoodie, Youth: M - XL, $20
Firefighters at Lab on June 5 for Training Program; Expect Congestion in CC Parking Lot, Front Atrium
Nearly 100 Newport News Firefighters will be at Jefferson Lab on Friday, June 5 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. for a training program. Expect congestion in the main CEBAF Center parking lot. To avoid congestion, you may want to park in the lot between CEBAF Center and the Support Service Center (SSC) or in the lot behind the EEL, Bldg. 90. They will be eating offsite, so there shouldn't be much of an impact on the cafeteria.
Also, first thing in the morning, all participants will be signing the visitor’s log at or near the CEBAF Center reception desk. There may be congestion at or near the reception desk, front atrium and C Wing first-floor restrooms first thing in the morning. The group will be in the CEBAF Center Auditorium and lobby areas.
JLab Implements Process to Improve Public Access to Research Results
In October 2014, the Department of Energy began implementing its Public Access Plan across the DOE complex. This requirement stems from a Feb. 22, 2013 memorandum titled, "Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research," in which John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), directed federal agencies to develop and implement plans for increasing public access to the full-text versions of final, peer-reviewed publications and digital research data resulting from agency funded research.
Public Access, or Open-Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions to readers, according to Kim Edwards, Jefferson Lab’s publications manager. All authors of lab research results are asked to follow this process, which is posted online at: https://www.jlab.org/memo/jlab-implements-process-improve-public-access-research-results
JLab to Test Tornado Warning Siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 5
Jefferson Lab's tornado warning siren will undergo its monthly operational test at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 5. Depending on weather conditions at the time of the test, the siren may be heard by anyone within a 1.5-mile radius of the lab.
Don't respond to the siren; this is a test of the siren system and not a personnel response exercise.
The test shouldn't last more than three-minutes. Jefferson Lab uses the siren to notify members of the lab community, who are outdoors, to Take Cover in the event of a tornado or tornado warning. Individuals planning to be in the Central Materials Storage Area (where the siren is located) while the test is taking place must have with them and wear two layers of hearing protection.
Jefferson Lab’s Site-Wide Alert (SWA) system (email, page, and Cisco phone text messages) will be used to remind the lab community of the test in the hour before the siren is sounded. If this test were an actual Tornado Warning, the SWA system messages and siren would direct you to take cover immediately in a Severe Wind Take Cover area.