GlueX experiment at Jefferson Lab

Sean Dobbs*

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Abstract

The GlueX experiment at Jefferson Lab is a fixed target photoproduction experiment located in the newly-constructed Hall D. It is designed to study the spectroscopy of a variety of hadrons, with special emphasis on hybrid mesons. The experiment uses a 12 GeV electron beam incident on a diamond radiator to produce a linearly-polarized tagged bremsstrahlung photon beam of energies up to 12 GeV, peaking at 9 GeV. This photon beam is incident on a liquid hydrogen target surrounded by a spectrometer that combines charged particle tracking, electromagnetic calorimetry, and time-of-flight measurements. Initial commissioning data were taken at lower beam energies in the Fall of 2014 and Spring of 2015, with a final commissioning run at full energy scheduled in the Spring of 2016. Results for detector performance and preliminary results for the reconstruction of several exclusive final states are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of Science
VolumePart F128556
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event38th International Conference on High Energy Physics, ICHEP 2016 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Aug 3 2016Aug 10 2016

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