Ramone Brown, Solomon Utain Mentor: Dr. Richard Jones Nuclear Physics. Nuclear Physics A Glimpse into the Quantum Universe. Outline. Fundamentals Particles Forces Accelerators and Detectors Higgs Boson GlueX Experiment Laser Ablation Relevance to GlueX Experimental Calculations.
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Mentor: Dr. Richard Jones
Nuclear PhysicsNuclear PhysicsA Glimpse into the Quantum Universe
Six varieties of quarks, each type with its own anti-quark
Six varieties of leptons: the electron, muon, tau, and their three neutinos
Fermions – resist existing in same state
Bosons – can exist in same state
Particle accelerators take a particle, speed it up using electromagnetic fields, and slam it into a target or other particles.
Surrounding the collision point are detectors that record all information (charge, mass, direction, energy, type, etc.) about the particles that are produced in the collision, or that result when those particles decay.
Dr. Jones and various understudies have been working on GlueX since 1997
They are conceiving an experiment to observe the results of a high energy particle striking a gluonic bond
Requires a new experimental facility being built at Jefferson Lab, in Newport News, Virginia
Scheduled to be completed and the first trials to start near the end of 2014
Courtesy of John Smedley, et al.
= threshold energy ————————————————0.10 3.5
a= minimum of ellipse ————————————————————0.05
b= maximum of ellipse ————————————————————0.19
h= absorption length of 193nm laser in diamond —————————1.466 *
d= density of diamond ———————————————————— 3.52
c= specific heat capacity of diamond ——————————————2.1
s = bond association energy ——————————————————
= minimum temperature of sublimation ———————————4200 K
= initial/room temperature —————————————————300 K
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