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 ( http://hallaweb.jlab.org/experiment/E01-015/documents/ntest.ps ) which demonstrated clearly how to best shield the neutron detector and allowed the triple coinidience short-range correlation experiment to proceed. This led to Hall A's first publication in the journal Science: https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1156675.
Areas at Jefferson Lab where parasitic testing is possible are the high luminousity Halls A and C and the low luminioustiy Hall B and Hall D. Dedicated testing is possible in the upgraded injector test facility, a 10 MeV electron beam area.
To order to do tests in any of these area, permission must be obtained from the hall leader and the area work coordinator, all required trainings must be obtained and all required safety documentation must be provided. It is expected that the group doing the test will provide the detectors and electronics and minimum help is needed from hall techniical staff.
A copy of the Jefferson Lab beam schedule to the four experimental halls can be found here: https://www.jlab.org/physics/experiments/schedule.
To facilitte outside group who wish to test detectors for the future EIC in a electron beam envimentant, the EIC center is accepting requests and will help in determining which area at the lab would be best suited for a particlar test. The EIC center will also help explain the training and safety requirement of Jefferson Lab to new users.
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