Undergraduate Research at Jefferson Lab

As a Department of Energy National Lab, Jefferson Lab has a responsibility to help train the next generation of scientists. See the research projects students participating in the Department of Energy's Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships program (SULI) and the Jefferson Lab/Old Dominion University Research Experience for Undergraduates program (REU) have been involved in!

Research Projects from the Summer of 2016

Comparison of PDF-Fitting Methods
Comparison of PDF-Fitting Methods

Single Photoelectron Emission Spectra
Single Photoelectron Emission Spectra

Electron-Nucleon Scattering
Electron-Nucleon Scattering

Electronic Logbook Interface
Electronic Logbook Interface

Proton Radius from Classic Electron Data
Proton Radius from Classic Electron Data

JLEIC Splice Joint Concept Design
JLEIC Splice Joint Concept Design

Recommissioning of the Qweak Drift Chambers
Recommissioning of the Qweak Drift Chambers

Sticking Coefficient of Boron Nitride Nanotubes
Sticking Coefficient of Boron Nitride Nanotubes

Pulse NMR
Pulse NMR

Thermocouple Circuit in the Hall C Gas Shed
Thermocouple Circuit in the Hall C Gas Shed

Slow Control System
Slow Control System

Optimization of Copper Electropolishing
Optimization of Copper Electropolishing

Magneto-Optic Kerr Effect
Magneto-Optic Kerr Effect

Further Exploration of Multi-Pass Steering
Further Exploration of Multi-Pass Steering

Magnetron Replacement in CEBAF
Magnetron Replacement in CEBAF

Modeling Compton Scattering
Modeling Compton Scattering

Physics and Technology of EM Calorimeter
Physics and Technology of EM Calorimeter

Optimization of Bipolar Electropolishing
Optimization of Bipolar Electropolishing

Sidereal Time Variations of the Lorentz Force
Sidereal Time Variations of the Lorentz Force

Electron Beam Dynamics
Electron Beam Dynamics

Low Impedance Bellows
Low Impedance Bellows

Ion Chamber Calibration Tool Suite
Ion Chamber Calibration Tool Suite

Error Analysis of Emittance Measurements
Error Analysis of Emittance Measurements

A Phosphorescent Detector System
A Phosphorescent Detector System

Neutron Structure Function from A = 3 Nuclei
Neutron Structure Function from A = 3 Nuclei

A Variable-Angle Slant-Hole Collimator
A Variable-Angle Slant-Hole Collimator

Research Projects from the Summer of 2015

Particle Beam Distributions
Particle Beam Distributions

Wireless Handheld Gamma Camera
Wireless Handheld Gamma Camera

Analysis of the 80/20 Design
Analysis of the 80/20 Design

Niobium Thin Film Characterization
Niobium Thin Film Characterization

Circuit Board Probes in Hall C Quadrupoles
Circuit Board Probes in Hall C Quadrupoles

Recommissioning the Qweak Drift Chambers
Recommissioning the Qweak Drift Chambers

Multi-Pass Steering
Multi-Pass Steering

Bench Tuning of Separator Cavities
Bench Tuning of Separator Cavities

Electron Beam Focusing
Electron Beam Focusing

On-Site Helium Compressors
On-Site Helium Compressors

Recommissioning the Qweak Drift Chambers
Recommissioning the Qweak Drift Chambers

Microphonics in the C100-0 Cryomodule
Microphonics in the C100-0 Cryomodule

Multi-Anode Photomultiplier Tubes
Multi-Anode Photomultiplier Tubes

Scintillation Web Detector
Scintillation Web Detector

Weld Test and Structural Analysis
Weld Test and Structural Analysis

Hot Wire Anemometer
Hot Wire Anemometer

FADC-250 Test Code Improvement
FADC-250 Test Code Improvement

Multi-Anode Photomultiplier Tubes
Multi-Anode Photomultiplier Tubes

One Pion Exchange Models
One Pion Exchange Models

Unpolarized Transverse Momentum Distributions
Unpolarized Transverse Momentum Distributions

Bialkali-Antimonide Photocathode
Bialkali-Antimonide Photocathode

Spectrum Broadening
Spectrum Broadening

Beam Position Monitor Data
Beam Position Monitor Data

Bipolar Electropolishing for Niobium Cavities
Bipolar Electropolishing for Niobium Cavities

Research Projects from the Summer of 2014

Extraction of F2N from E-D Scattering
Extraction of F2N from E-D Scattering

12 GeV Hall A Cooling System Analysis
12 GeV Hall A Cooling System Analysis

Recovery of Radiation Damage in Lead-Glass
Recovery of Radiation Damage in Lead-Glass

Photocathode Preparation Chamber
Photocathode Preparation Chamber

Analytic Solutions for Compton Scattering
Analytic Solutions for Compton Scattering

PMT Testing for the BigBite Detector Package
PMT Testing for the BigBite Detector Package

Automatic Surface Defect Detection
Automatic Surface Defect Detection

Silicon Photomultiplier Characterization
Silicon Photomultiplier Characterization

Evaluation of Multi-Anode Photomultipliers
Evaluation of Multi-Anode Photomultipliers

Integration of the APV25 Readout Electronics
Integration of the APV25 Readout Electronics

HF-free Electrolyte for Niobium Polishing
HF-free Electrolyte for Niobium Polishing

A Scintillating Fiber Detector
A Scintillating Fiber Detector

Nonlinear Beam Position Monitor
Nonlinear Beam Position Monitor

Driven Damped Simple Harmonic Oscillators
Driven Damped Simple Harmonic Oscillators

Emittance for Non-Gaussian Beam Distributions
Emittance for Non-Gaussian Beam Distributions

Effectiveness of Varying pH Rinsing Solutions
Effectiveness of Varying pH Rinsing Solutions

Pulse Reverse Electropolishing
Pulse Reverse Electropolishing

Comparing and Improving Quality Factor Data
Comparing and Improving Quality Factor Data

Evaluation of the P-V Sum Rule
Evaluation of the P-V Sum Rule

Heat Load and Run Time for CEBAF Linacs
Heat Load and Run Time for CEBAF Linacs

Electromagnetic Calorimeter Test Stand
Electromagnetic Calorimeter Test Stand

Single Spin Asymmetries
Single Spin Asymmetries

Simulation of the Hall C HMS Drift Chambers
Simulation of the Hall C HMS Drift Chambers

High-Speed Serial Communication
High-Speed Serial Communication

Automation of a Higher Order Modes Survey
Automation of a Higher Order Modes Survey

Response Maps of Position Sensitive PMTs
Response Maps of Position Sensitive PMTs

Automating Harp Wire Scanner Fit Algorithms
Automating Harp Wire Scanner Fit Algorithms

Analyzing Hammamatsu Multianode PMTs
Analyzing Hammamatsu Multianode PMTs

Research Projects from the Summer of 2013

Simulating Beam Target Windows
Simulating Beam Target Windows

Hadron Mass Corrections
Hadron Mass Corrections

Noise Correlation
Noise Correlation

Multi-Purpose Dark Box
Multi-Purpose Dark Box

Proton-Deuteron Drell-Yan Reaction
Proton-Deuteron Drell-Yan Reaction

Compton Scattering Chamber
Compton Scattering Chamber

Contamination Levels
Contamination Levels

Non-linear Multidimensional Optimization
Non-linear Multidimensional Optimization

Data Acquisition Components
Data Acquisition Components

LabVIEW Software Based Program
LabVIEW Software Based Program

Spin-Polarization of Helium-3 Target Cell
Spin-Polarization of Helium-3 Target Cell

Quark Parton Model
Quark Parton Model

Pretzelosity Distribution
Pretzelosity Distribution

Spin Precession Methods
Spin Precession Methods

Buffered Chemical Polishing
Buffered Chemical Polishing

Track Reconstruction in SoLID
Track Reconstruction in SoLID

Pulse NMR System
Pulse NMR System

Defect Detection
Defect Detection

Optimization of Slow Controls
Optimization of Slow Controls

Light Yield Measurements
Light Yield Measurements

Field Emission Characteristics
Field Emission Characteristics