Physics at Virginia

"The Color Propagation Program in Hall B"

Dr. Michael H. Wood , Canisius College
[Host: Dustin Keller]

Hadronization is the process of a liberated quark traversing the nuclear medium and its formation into a color neutral object.  This talk will focus on the color propagation experiments in Hall B to study the hadronization process.  Hall B is one of the four experimental areas at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab). The original experiment used deep inelastic electron scattering to liberate a quark from a bound nucleon and the CLAS6 detector to count the multiplicity of produced hadrons and measure the transverse momentum broadening in order to understand the hadronization process.   The experiment ran during the CLAS6 period (1997-2011) before the JLab energy upgrade to 12 GeV.  For CLAS12, new reconstruction software, file format, and analysis framework have been developed.  With a grant from the DOE, my students and I developed software to convert the CLAS6 files into the CLAS12 format where I have used the new analysis framework to data mine the old data.  Preliminary color propagation results for protons and mesons will be presented.

Nuclear Physics Seminar
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
3:30 PM
Online, Room via Zoom
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