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Workshop on Science at Jefferson Lab's Low Energy Recirculator Facility (LERF)

F113 (CEBAF Center)


CEBAF Center

12000 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23606-4468
The Low Energy Recirculator Facility (LERF) at Jefferson Lab, which houses an Energy Recovery Linac and 6 User Labs, provides excellent opportunities for fundamental and applied science research as well as education and training. The equipment at LERF falls into two broad categories: the accelerator in a radiation shelded vault, and well-equipped User Labs which can be employed independently of the accelerator. The User Labs house state-of-the-art equipment for Pulsed Laser Deposition, Micro-Machining, XHV vacuum work, laser-generated TeraHertz with associated instrumentation, and pulsed fiber laser development. The goal of this workshop is to inform researchers and educators of opportunities at the LERF facility, and explore its research and educational potential. The expected outcome of the workshop will be a list of research and education activities that could benefit regional and national institutions, and indicate a path to continued realization of LERF's potential.
    • 8:30 AM 10:00 AM
      Morning Session 1

      (Convenor, Charles Sukenik)

      • 8:30 AM
        Welcome from the Director's Office 10m
        Speaker: Robert McKeown (Jefferson Lab)
      • 8:40 AM
        Description of the LERF 20m
        Speaker: George Neil (Jefferson Lab)
      • 9:00 AM
        Internal Target Experiments 15m
        Speaker: Ivica Friscic (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
      • 9:15 AM
        Isotopes at LERF 15m
        Speaker: Douglas Wells (New Mexico Tech)
      • 9:30 AM
        LERF at Low Energies for Target Irradiation 15m
        Speaker: Theresa Benyo (NASA)
      • 9:45 AM
        LERF as a Source of Positrons 15m
        Speaker: Branislav Vlahovic (North Carolina Central University)
    • 10:00 AM 10:15 AM
      Coffee Break 15m
    • 10:15 AM 12:00 PM
      Morning Session 2

      (Convenor, Douglas Wells)

      • 10:15 AM
        Inventory of User Lab Facilities and Equipment 30m
        Speaker: Stephen Benson (Jefferson Lab)
      • 10:45 AM
        Tour of LERF Labs, ODU Facilities in ARC 1h 15m
    • 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
      Working Lunch 1h
    • 1:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Afternoon Session 1

      (Convenor, Geoffrey Krafft)

      • 1:00 PM
        "High-Power" THz Sources and Applications 30m
        Speaker: Eric Bryerton (Virginia Diodes, Inc.)
      • 1:30 PM
        Materials Research in the LERF User Labs 30m
        Speaker: Michael Kelley (College of William & Mary)
      • 2:00 PM
        ODU's Facilities at ARC Building 30m
        Speaker: Hani Elsayed-Ali (Old Dominion University)
      • 2:30 PM
        Nanotube Technology 30m
        Speaker: Kevin Jordan (BNNT)
      • 3:00 PM
        Laser Projects at LERF and the Opportunity for Accelerator and Nuclear Physics Scientific Research 30m
        Speaker: Shukui Zhang (Jefferson Lab)
    • 3:30 PM 3:45 PM
      Coffee Break 15m
    • 3:45 PM 5:00 PM
      Afternoon Session 2

      (Convenor, Hari Areti)

      • 3:45 PM
        Panel Discussion on Science at LERF User Labs and ODU Facilities 1h
      • 4:45 PM
        Closing Remarks 15m