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Polarized Noble Gases

Nucleon Spin Structure


Parity Violation



JLab Hall A: EEL Target Lab - Convection Cell and A1n Target Development (current)

UVa Spinphysics Lab A1n documents directory (current)

Physics & Applications of Polarized Noble Gases (Pre-DAMOP 2009)

Currently Running JLab Experiment

Hall A Web at JLab - Current information on Hall A Experiment, Shift Schedule and HALOG

Neutron Spin Structure Experiments using Polarized 3He Targets


E154 - Precision Measurement of the Neutron Spin Structure Function Using a Polarized 3He Target

E142 - The Spin Structure Function of the Neutron Determined Using a Polarized 3He Target


E05-015, E08-005, E05-102 - The Quasi-Elastic Family: Target Single Spin Asymmetry Ay and Asymmetries Ax and Az

E06-014 - Measurement of the Neutron d2n: Towards the Electric XE and the Magnetic XB Color Polarizabilities

E06-010 - Measurement of Single Target-Spin Asymmetry in Semi-Inclusive Pion Electroproduction on a Transversely Polarized 3He Target

E02-013 - Measurement of the Neutron Electric Form Factor GEn at High Q2

E01-012 - Measurement of Neutron (3He) Spin Structure Functions in the Resonance Region

E99-117 - Precision Measurement of the Neutron Asymmetry A1n at Large x using CEBAF at 6 GeV

E97-103 - Search for Higher Twist Effects in the Neutron Spin Structure Function g2n(x,Q2)

E97-110 - The GDH Sum Rule and the Spin Structure of 3He and the Neutron Using Nearly Real Photons

E95-001 - Precise Measurement of the Transverse Asymmetry AT in Quasi-Elastic Electron Scattering from 3He at low Q2

E94-010 - Measurement of the Neutron (3He) Spin Structure Function at Low Q2 : Connection Between the Bjorken and GDH sum rules

Parity Violation Experiments


E158 - A Precision Measurement of the Weak Mixing Angle in Mller Scattering


E06-002 - (PREX) Clean Measurement of the Neutron Skin of 208Pb Through Parity Violating Electron Scattering

E08-011 - (PVDIS) Parity Violation in Deep Inelastic Scattering

E05-009 - (HAPPEX-III) Measurement of Nucleon Strange Form Factors at High Q2

E00-114 - (HAPPEX-He) Parity Violation from 4He at Low Q2: A Clean Measurement of rs

E99-115 - (HAPPEX-H) Constraining the Nucleon Strangeness Radius in Parity Violating Electron Scattering

E91-010 - (HAPPEX) Parity Violation in Elastic Scattering from the Proton

Hyperpolarized Gas Related Work

MRI using Polarized 3He & 129Xe

Study of Optical Pumping and Spin Exchange Coupling between Alkali Metals and Noble Gas Atoms



Dr. Gordon D. Cates, Professor of Physics and Radiology

Research Staff

Dr. Vladimir V. Nelyubin
Dr. William A. Tobias (now with Demo Lab since Fall 2012)

Graduate Students

Maduka Kaluarachchi

Yunxiao Wang

Yuan Zheng

Former Postdocs

Dr. Alexandre Deur

Former Students

Sebastien Binet (Summer Research 2001, visiting from Clermont-Ferrand)

Michael Carl (Biomedical PhD: Fall 2003 thru Summer 2008)

Julien Chaput (Summer Research 2001, visiting from Clermont-Ferrand)

Peter A. Dolph (Physics PhD: Fall 2004 thru Fall 2010)

Kai-Mei Fu (Summer Research 2001, from Princeton)

Brian Humensky (Princeton Physics PhD)

Yuehaw Khoo (Research Tech)

Benjamin Labonne (Summer Research 2002, visiting from Clermont-Ferrand)

Arnaud K. Labourt-Ibarre (Spring & Summer Research 2001, visiting from Ecole Normale Superieure)

Karen E. Mooney

Scott Rohrbaugh (Physics PhD: Fall 2001 thru Fall 2007)

Kai Shen

Rupesh Silwal

Jaideep Singh (Physics PhD: Fall 2000 thru Fall 2010)

Ryan Snyder (Physics PhD: ? thru Spring 2010)

James Hsuan-Tsung Wang (Summer 2002 thru Spring 2007)


Lab related

E06-010/E06-014: Transversity/d2n-style Cell Data Pages (K/Rb-hybrid, PC=3.0in, TC=40cm, during 2007 & 2008)

E02-013 GEn-style Cell Data Pages (hybrid PC=3.5in/2.5in, TC=40cm cells from 2005 & 2006)

Standard Cell Data Link (standard PC=2.5in, TC=25cm/40cm cells from 2001)

Glass Properties (chemical composition by weight, index of refraction, density and radiation lengths)

Some Pretty Pictures of the Lab from 2001

Sol-Gel Technology in 3He Targets (2002) - Correction: page 6 on the 3rd line should read 200 nanometers

Safety and Training

Lab Laser Safety (donít look into the lasers, wear your laser safety glasses/goggles)

Lab Target Cell Safety (donít drop the cell)

Lab Cryogenic Safety (donít drink the LN2)

Preventing Harassment and Discrimination in the workplace training for Faculty and Staff

Related Student Theses

Deur, Alexandre: Blaise Pascal PhD Thesis (2000)

Dolph, Peter: Virginia PhD Thesis (2010)

Humensky, Brian: Princeton PhD Thesis (2003)

Kominis, Ioannis: Princeton PhD Thesis (2000)

Rohrbaugh, Scott: Virginia PhD Thesis (2008)

Romalis, Mike: Princeton PhD Thesis (1997)

Singh, Jaideep: Virginia PhD Thesis (2010)

Singh, Jaideep: Caltech Senior Thesis (2000)

Tobias, Al: Virginia PhD Thesis (2001)

Wang, James: Virginia PhD Thesis (2007)

Contact Info

Physics Labs (Rm 003 & 068): 434-982-2233
Student Office (Rm 010): 434-924-7407
Research Staff Office (Rm 036): 434-924-7681
Principle Investigator Office (Rm 106A): 434-924-4792
Department FAX (Rm 100): 434-924-7909


last updated: January 17, 2013 by Al Tobias [wat4y at virginia dot edu]

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