Physics Out Loud

Jefferson Lab scientists and other experts explain some of the common words and terms used in nuclear physics research.

Baryon
Baryon

Cherenkov Light
Cherenkov Light

Cross Section
Cross Section

Cryomodule
Cryomodule

Detector
Detector

Electromagnetic Force
Electromagnetic Force

Electron Scattering
Electron Scattering

Electrons
Electrons

Elementary Particles
Elementary Particles

Gluons
Gluons

Hadron
Hadron

Hybrid Meson
Hybrid Meson

Laser
Laser

Matter
Matter

Neutron
Neutron

Niobium
Niobium

Nucleus
Nucleus

Particle Accelerator
Particle Accelerator

Particle Resonance
Particle Resonance

Photomultiplier Tube
Photomultiplier Tube

Proton
Proton

Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD)
Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD)

Short-range Correlations
Short-range Correlations

SRF Accelerator Cavities
SRF Accelerator Cavities

User Facility
User Facility