Basic instrumentation for Hall A at Jefferson Lab


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The instrumentation in Hall A at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility was designed to study electro- and photo-induced reactions at very high luminosity and good momentum and angular resolution for at least one of the reaction products. The central components of Hall A are two identical high resolution spectrometers, which allow the vertical drift chambers in the focal plane to provide a momentum resolution of better than 2×10-4. A variety of Cherenkov counters, scintillators and lead-glass calorimeters provide excellent particle identification. The facility has been operated successfully at a luminosity well in excess of 1038 cm-2 s-1. The research program is aimed at a variety of subjects, including nucleon structure functions, nucleon form factors and properties of the nuclear medium. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Alcorn, J; Anderson, BD; Aniol, KA; Annand, JRM; Auerbach, L; Arrington, J; Averett, T; Baker, FT; Baylac, M; Beise, EJ; Berthot, J; Bertin, PY; Bertozzi, W; Bimbot, L; Black, T; Boeglin, WU; Boykin, DV; Brash, EJ; Breton, V; Breuer, H; Brindza, P; Brown, D; Burtin, E; Calarco, JR; Cardman, LS; Carr, R; Cates, GD; Cavata, C; Chai, Z; Chang, CC; Chant, NS; Chen, JP; Choi, S; Chudakov, E; Churchwell, S; Coman, M; Cisbani, E; Colilli, S; Colombel, N; Crateri, R; Dale, DS; Degrande, N; de Jager, CW; de Leo, R; Deur, A; Dezern, G; Diederich, B; Dieterich, S; di Salvo, R; Djawotho, P; Domingo, J; Ducret, JE; Dutta, D; Egiyan, K; Epstein, MB; Escoffier, S; Esp, S; Ewell, LA; Finn, JM; Fissum, KG; Folts, E; Fonvieille, H; Frois, B; Frullani, S; Gao, H; Gao, J; Garibaldi, F; Gasparian, A; Gavalya, A; Gayou, O; Gilad, S; Gilman, R; Giuliani, F; Glamazdin, A; Glashausser, C; Gomez, J; Gorbenko, V; Gorringe, T; Gricia, M; Griffioen, K; Hamilton, D; Hansen, JO; Hersman, FW; Higinbotham, DW; Holmes, R; Holmgren, H; Holtrop, M; d'Hose, N; Hovhannisyan, E; Howell, C; Huber, GM; Hughes, E; Hyde-Wright, CE; Ibrahim, H; Incerti, S; Iodice, M; Iommi, R; Ireland, D; Jaminion, S; Jardillier, J

Published Date

  • April 21, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 522 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 294 - 346

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0168-9002

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.nima.2003.11.415

Citation Source

  • Scopus