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CEBAF Turns on the Charm

The world’s most advanced particle accelerator for investigating the quark structure of the atom's nucleus has just charmed physicists with a new capability. The production of charm quarks in J/ψ (J/psi) particles by CEBAF at the Department of...
18-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Jefferson Lab Particle Accelerator Quality Testing Facility Is Going Stronger Than Ever After 5,000 Tests

Throughout its nearly 30-year history, the VTA has contributed to the success of large-scale superconducting radiofrequency accelerators across the United States and around the world and continues to enable researchers to expand the frontiers of...
12-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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SURA Releases Jefferson Lab Economic Impact Study

A new study commissioned by the Southeastern Universities Research Association on the local, state and nationwide impacts of the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has found that the laboratory generated...
4-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

EIC Center at Jefferson Lab Announces Funding Opportunities

The Electron-Ion Collider Center at Jefferson Lab is now accepting research proposals for its fellowship and visitors programs.
28-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Correlated Nucleons May Solve 35-Year-Old Mystery

A careful re-analysis of data taken at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has revealed a possible link between correlated protons and neutrons in the nucleus and a 35-year-old mystery. The data have led to the...
19-Feb-2019 9:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Jefferson Lab Scientist Awarded Distinguished Lectureship

Cynthia Keppel, leader of Jefferson Lab’s Halls A&C, has been honored with the APS 2019 Distinguished Lectureship Award on the Applications of Physics.
22-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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GlueX Completes First Phase

An experiment that aims to gain new insight into the force that binds all matter together has recently completed its first phase of data collection. The Gluonic Excitations Experiment, or GlueX, is designed to produce and study hybrid mesons, which...
18-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Jefferson Lab Shares 2018 R&D 100 Award for Cancer Treatment Monitoring System

The OARtrac® system, built by RadiaDyne and including technologies developed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, has been awarded a 2018 R&D 100 Award by R&D Magazine.
20-Nov-2018 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) is one of 17 national laboratories funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The lab also receives support from the City of Newport News and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The lab’s primary mission is to conduct basic research of the atom's nucleus using the lab’s unique particle accelerator, known as the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF). Jefferson Lab also conducts a variety of research using its Free-Electron Laser, which is based on the same electron-accelerating technology used in CEBAF.

In addition to its science mission, the lab provides programs designed to help educate the next generation in science and technology, and to engage the public.

Managing and operating the lab for DOE is Jefferson Science Associates, LLC. JSA is a limited liability company created by Southeastern Universities Research Association and PAE Applied Technologies.


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