Detector Testing

Jefferson Lab has a rich history of doing parasitic detector tests in the experimental halls to ensure successful future experiments. One very high impact example was the test of neutron detector shielding in Hall A, which demonstrated how to clearly best shield the neutron detector and allow the triple coincidence short-range correlation experiment to proceed. This led to Hall A's first publication in the journal, Science.

Areas at Jefferson Lab where parasitic testing is possible are the high luminosity Halls A and C, and the low luminosity Hall B and Hall D. Dedicated testing is possible using the upgraded injector test facility, a 10 MeV electron beam area.

To order to do tests in any of these areas, the following must occur:

  • Permission must be obtained from the hall leader and the area work coordinator.
  • All required trainings must be obtained, with all required safety documentation provided.

It is expected that the group doing the test will provide the detectors and electronics. Minimum help is needed from hall technical staff. 

A copy of the Jefferson Lab beam schedule to the four experimental halls can be found here.

To facilitate outside groups who wish to test detectors for the future EIC in an electron beam environment, the EIC center is accepting requests and will help in determining which area at the lab would be best suited for a particular test. The EIC center will also help explain the training and safety requirement of Jefferson Lab to new users.

Further details about the areas and equipment avaliable in Hall B can be found here

Contact Douglas Higinbotham for more details.