Jefferson Lab Site Tour

Experimental Equipment Lab - Detector Assembly Clean Room

Experimental Equipment Lab - Detector Assembly Clean Room

You are inside a special clean room where some of Jefferson Lab's detectors are put together. Technicians are making a taco-shaped drift chamber by stringing thousands of hair-thin wires between the two flat plates. The wires are strung one at a time, all by hand! Drift chambers like these are used to observe the flight of particles in the physicists' experiments.