As a world-leading nuclear physics research facility, Jefferson Lab is engaged in many exciting science programs and has developed areas of expertise that support its primary mission to explore the nucleus of the atom.

These programs and areas of expertise include experimental nuclear physics, computational and theoretical nuclear physics, accelerator science, cryogenics, superconducting radiofrequency (SRF) technologies, radiation detectors, medical imaging devices and free-electron lasers.

Jefferson Lab is a world leader in SRF technology, which it developed in support of its Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) – the first large-scale application of SRF in the U.S.

The lab’s SRF technology also facilitated the development of the Energy Recovery Linac (ERL) in the Low Energy Recirculator Facility (LERF).