Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs
September 18, 2013
12 GeV Upgrade
Hall B Update: The sixth and last sector of the PreShower Calorimeter for CLAS12 is assembled and has been tested extensively with cosmic rays. Members of the Old Dominion University group are readying the last Region 2 drift chamber for shipment to Jefferson Lab and also are steadily installing high voltage and readout electronics cards on other completed chambers stored at Jefferson Lab. The fifth and sixth (i.e. last) Region 1 chambers have been strung at Idaho State University and are now undergoing tension testing of all wires. The fifth Region 3 chamber is nearing the end of wire stringing at JLab. The first production module of the Silicon Vertex Tracker (SVT) barrel has been assembled and fully tested at Fermilab and passed with flying colors, and the second module’s sensors are being attached to the next substrate. Series production of the SVT modules is thus underway at Fermilab.
The machined parts for the containment vessel for the High Threshold Cerenkov Counter (HTCC) have arrived and been assembled, and the carbon-fiber entry dish and related parts are nearing completion. The mirror assembly jig for the full main mirror for HTCC is also ready. All the Forward Time-of-Flight (TOF) 1-b slats built at the University of South Carolina have been mounted to their support arrays and are undergoing system tests as a group in a rack using cosmic rays. The second set of arrays of existing TOF slat arrays from CLAS has been refurbished, and the mirror refurbishment has been started for the existing Cerenkov Counter.The first prototype double-pancake winding for the Torus magnet prototype coil is complete at Fermilab and is being readied for epoxy potting. Major parts orders for the Torus are being issued, with the first coil cases having just arrived at Fermilab. The first fixtures for the Torus cryostat factory are assembled and being readied for use. The design revisions from the vendor have arrived for the intermediate design review for the Solenoid magnet, with work continuing on thermal and structural analysis at Jefferson Lab and in collaboration with Brookhaven National Lab. Soldering of the superconducting cable to the copper stabilizer for these two magnets has reached the seventh reel for the Torus and will be shifted over to that for the Solenoid once a buffing operation to prepare the copper surfaces for epoxy bonding is completed for the Torus.
PhysicsAPS/AIP Postdoc Science Policy Fellowship Announced
Applications are now being accepted for the joint American Physical Society (APS) and American Institute of Physics science policy fellowship at the U.S. Department of Education within the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development. The selected fellow will spend up to two years working on science, technology, engineering and math education policy and programs. The application deadline is Sept. 20. More information can be found in the original announcement.
Center for Theoretical and Computational PhysicsResearchers at Jefferson Lab and Trinity College Dublin have reported an extraction of an excited state spectrum of isoscalar mesons using lattice QCD. Calculations on several lattice volumes were performed with a range of pion masses from around 700 MeV down to 400 MeV. The predictions for the mass spectrum of isoscalar mesons from first principle QCD calculations will provide useful guides for future experiments at Jefferson Lab.
Environment, Safety, Health and Quality
Vision in the Dark
JLab-wide Phone Outage: Saturday, Sept. 21
Across Jefferson Lab, the outage will disrupt:
This outage will affect Jefferson Lab and university phones in the ARC, but not the commercial tenants in the ARC.
To Get Help and Report Emergencies During the Outage:
Inquiries during the outage can be made to Jefferson Lab Security’s cell at 757-342-9868.
For more information regarding this outage, contact the IT Division Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information regarding Emergency Response steps to take during this phone service outage, contact Emergency Manager Tina Menefee, at email@example.com or call 757-768-4030.
2013 Fall Golf Outing to be Oct. 18; Register by Oct. 11
More information and directions to the course are available on the JAG webpage at: http://www.jlab.org/intralab/committees/jag/
To register for the tourney, see Mike Zarecky, in the TED, Bldg. 55, cube 2500-19, no later than Friday, Oct. 11. When signing up, you must list your average score for 18 holes. Please make checks payable to Mike Zarecky. If you have questions, contact Danny Machie, Engineering Division, ext. 7501 or Zarecky, ext. 7609.
TEDF Dedication Ceremony R.S.V.P. Due
TIAA-CREF Onsite Individual Counseling Sessions
Tracking Thomas at Jefferson Lab
JLab Calendar of EventsSept. 23: Safety Shoe vendor onsite
Oct. 3-5: GlueX Collaboration Meeting
Oct. 7: Safety Shoe vendor onsite
Oct. 16: TEDF Dedication Ceremony
Oct. 18: JAG Fall Golf outing
Oct. 21-22: QCD Frontier Workshop
Oct. 22-23: Accelerator Readiness Review
Oct. 23-26: APS Division of Nuclear Physics 2013 Fall Meeting
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