Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs
March 18, 2015
12 GeV UpgradeThe second superconducting magnet for the new Hall C Super High Momentum Spectrometer (SHMS) was delivered on March 6. The HB (Horizontal-Bend) magnet is the end product of a program that started in 2006 as an R&D collaboration between Jefferson Lab and Michigan State University. Construction began in 2010 and has involved staff of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, as well as MSU. The HB Magnet must be compact but provide a high magnetic field, so that particles scattered at very small angles from the electron beam may be captured and analyzed by the SHMS. It uses saddle-shaped coils wound using reshaped SSC superconducting cable. The coils are tightly enclosed within a thick, heavily-welded stainless-steel H-shaped box. It must resist the 180-ton force that the coils will exert on it when they are fully energized. The HB Magnet is currently passing a series of incoming inspections on the floor of Hall C. It will be put in place on the SHMS carriage in the coming weeks.
At the request of DOE's Office of Nuclear Physics, Stephen Meador, Director of the Office of Project Assessment in DOE's Office of Science, convened a team of seven experts and five observers in an Independent Project Review of the 12 GeV CEBAF Upgrade Project held at Jefferson Lab on March 12. This review was to follow up on remaining questions from the November 2014 review. In the closeout, the committee found that the team had appropriately addressed recommendations from previous reviews. Further, while the superconducting magnets present challenges – with continued emphasis on process control, QA and vendor oversight – the project is positioned to be completed within the established cost and schedule performance baseline.
PhysicsJefferson Lab Published Journal Articles March 9-13
JSA Minority/Female Undergraduate Research Assistantship
Jefferson Lab is seeking candidates for a Research Assistantship. JSA will provide funds to support a junior or senior level student at the university during the 2015-2016 academic year. In recent years, students have used the funds to aid the exploration of 3D printed scintillator detectors for the study of field emission in accelerating cavities, as well as a presentation at the SESAPS conference on work done on the PrimEx-II Collaboration. Nominations will be accepted through April 17. For more information, visit the website.
HUGS Is Accepting Applications
Applications are now being accepted for the Hampton University Graduate Studies Program to be held at Jefferson Lab June 1-19. The HUGS program is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and Jefferson Science Associates, LLC. It is a summer school designed for experimental and theoretical nuclear and particle physics graduate students who have finished their coursework and have at least one year of research experience in these fields. Students who are well into a research project are also encouraged to apply. The program is simultaneously intensive, friendly and casual. All lecturers are internationally renowned and leaders in their fields. Visit the website for more information and application requirements. The application deadline is April 2.
PhysicsNew evidence for the interesting charmonium-like state X(3872) has been found from first principles using lattice QCD. The quark-antiquark and DD* Fock components are found to be more important for this state than the diquark-antidiquark ones. The charged partner of the X(3872) is not found in this simulation, in agreement with the absence of such a state in experiment. The yet unconfirmed state Y(4140) is searched for by simulating the 1++ channel with hidden strangeness, but no candidate for this state is found.
Jefferson Lab Calendar of EventsMarch 23: Annual T-Shirt Contest entry deadline
March 26: E-Commerce Vendor Fair
March 30-31: MEIC Collaboration Meeting
April 1: Teacher Night at Jefferson Lab
April 11-14: APS April Meeting
April 19-20: A' Experiment (APEX) 2015 Collaboration Meeting
May 3-8: International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC15)
Environment, Safety, Health & Quality
Making Configuration Changes Safely
New Jefferson Lab Policy Posted: Assessing and Approving Outside Work
Weight Loss Support Group Planning Meeting
Last Chance to Enter 2015 Annual T-Shirt Design Contest
New JLab SOTRs Can Get Required Training on March 24
2015 E-Commerce Vendor Fair
All members of the Jefferson Lab community are invited to the annual JSA E-Commerce Vendor Fair scheduled for 9 a.m.–1 p.m. on Thursday, March 26. The theme is safety, so come ready to ask vendors about their safety information, supplies and equipment. Vendor displays and tables will be set up in the CEBAF Center atrium and room F113. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. If you have any questions or concerns about this event, contact Renee Carter, x7954.
Student Projects, Volunteer Mentors Needed for High School Interns
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