nEDM R&D

Gold plated ultra-pure copper is used to provide thermal contact from the dilution refrigerator to the grooved acrylic cell. Pyrex injection cell is one important part of the nEDM experiment.

People

MEPG group members (from left to right): Georgios Laskaris, Pinghan Chu, Yang Zhang, Xiaqing Li, Qiujian Ye, Haiyan Gao, Chao Peng, Min Huang, Mehdi Meziane, Xuefei Yan, Sucheta Jawalkar

Gerasimov-Drell-Hearn (GDH) sum rule

The GDH sum rule provides an elegant connection between the nucleon excitation spectrum and its static properties.

Transversity

Neutron TRANSVERSITY experiment will study nucleon transverse spin structure together with other transverse momentum dependent structure functions (TMDs).

Hall-B at JLab

The CEBAF large acceptance spectrometer (CLAS) is a nearly 4π detector used to study photo- and electro-induced nuclear and hadronic reactions.

JLab

JLab's CEBAF accelerator provides continuous electron beam upto 6 GeV and currently there is an upgrade project to double the beam energy to 12 GeV.

Hall-A at JLab

The two High Resolution Spectrometers (HRS) in Hall-A are designed for detailed investigation of nuclear structure.

Injection Test

Test the polarization loss of 3He injected from the ABS and collected within superfluid 4He at 0.3 - 0.5K. Very important part of the new nEDM experiment.

Relaxation time

3He relaxation time measurement from dTPB coated acrylic cell at 1.9K and 0.3 - 0.5K.

Duke FEL Lab

The storage ring based FEL provides precisely tunable coherent radiation and a novel light source (Hiγs) with unprecedented photon flux by internal backscattering.

AWARDS (Haiyan Gao)

  • Henry Newson Professor of Physics, Duke University, 2012
  • Chang-Jiang Scholar Chair Professor, Tsinghua University, Named by the Ministry of Education of China (2009 - 2012)
  • Fellow, American Physical Society (2007)
  • The Outstanding Overseas Young Scholar Collaborative Award, National Science Foundation of China (2005)
  • The Outstanding Junior faculty Investigator (OJI) Award, Department of Energy (2000)
  • PETER T. DEMOS Award, MIT-BATES Linear Accelerator Center (1995)
  • OU JOU YI Award for Graduate students and Visiting Scholars from Mainland China in the States of Arizona, California, New Mexico and Oregon (1993)
  • GU YU ZHEN Award, Tsinghua University (1988)

STUDENTS' and POSTDOC AWARDS

  • Xuefei Yan, 2016-2017 JSA/Jefferson Lab Graduate Fellowship Award
  • Chao Peng, 2015-2016 JSA/Jefferson Lab Graduate Fellowship Award
  • Xuefei Yan, Henry W. Newson Fellowship, 2014, Department of Physics, Duke University
  • Chao Peng, First Prize, 2014 Jefferson Lab Annual Users Group Meeting Graduate Student Poster Competition
  • Chao Peng, 2014-2015 JSA/Jefferson Lab Graduate Fellowship Award
  • Zhihong Ye, 2014 JSA Postdoctoral Research Prize
  • Georgios Laskaris, Global Young Scientist Summit@one-north, January 19-24, 2014, Singapore
  • Georgios Laskaris, Walter Gordy Graduate Fellowship (2013-2014), Department of Physics, Duke University
  • Mehdi Meziane, JSA Promising Young Scientist Grant (2013-2014)
  • Georgios Laskaris, GFB Travel Award (2013), Topical Group on Few-Body Physics, American Physical Society
  • Min Huang, 2012-2013 JSA/Jefferson Lab Graduate Fellowship Award
  • Wangzhi Zheng, Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 2011, Ministry of Education, China
  • Georgios Laskaris, Henry W. Newson Fellowship, 2011, Department of Physics, Duke University
  • Min Huang, 2011-2012 JSA/Jefferson Lab Graduate Fellowship Award
  • Xin Qian, Jefferson Lab Thesis Prize Award (2011)
  • Xin Qian, Robert A. Millikan Postdoctoral Scholar in Experimental Physics, California Institute of Technology (2010)
  • Simona Malace, 2010 JSA Postdoctoral Research Prize
  • Sebastian Liska, High Distinction 2008, highest honor in the Department of Physics, Duke University.
  • Wei Chen, 2008-2009 JSA/Jefferson Lab Graduate Fellowship Award.
  • Xing Zong, Elected Professional Young Trustee, 2008, Duke University.
  • Qiang Ye, Henry W. Newson Fellowship, 2007, Department of Physics, Duke University.
  • Chris Crawford, Peter Demos Award, 2005, MIT-Bates Linear Accelerator Laboratory.
  • Xing Zong, Graduate Student Cook Society Award, 2007, Duke University.
  • Xin Qian, Second prize winner, 2006 Jefferson Lab User Group Workshop and Annual Meeting Graduate Student Poster Competition
  • Xin Qian, 2006-2007 SURA/Jefferson Lab Graduate Fellowship Award.
  • Xin Qian, 2005-2006 SURA/Jefferson Lab Graduate Fellowship Award.
  • Lingyan Zhu, 2002 SURA/Jefferson Lab Graduate Fellowship Award.
  • Lingyan Zhu, 2002 Martin Deutsch Award for Excellence in Experimental Physics, Department of Physics, MIT.
  • Ben Clasie, Chris Crawford, Jason Seely, First Prize, 2001 Graduate Student Poster Session, Department of Physics, MIT.