THE JLAB EXPERIMENT AT THE JEFFERSON LABORATORY
Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (USA). Jefferson Lab is a mid-size US-DOE national laboratory for nuclear physics hosting CEBAF (Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility), a medium energy (~10 GeV) electron accelerator, and four experimental halls, A to D, equipped with advanced particle detectors.
The goal of the experiment is the study of the structure and dynamics of hadrons and nuclei through the scattering of (longitudinally polarized) ~10 GeV electrons on (polarized) fixed nuclear targets. More than 50 Italian physicists and engineers collaborate with the 1300 researchers of the JLab community to run experiments and carry out a broad program in hadronic physics.