CNR Nuclear Experimental Program
CNR activities in nuclear experiment include the following:
Development of neutron detectors and neutron polarimeters.
Pattern recognition software for charged-particle tracking detectors.
Measurement of fundamental structure functions of the neutron and proton.
Measurement of meson photoproduction.
Phases of nuclear matter, including the search for Quark Gluon Plasma, using heavy ions and 4 pi detectors.
Nuclear structure and nuclear reaction mechanisms using electron and hadron beams.
Experiments are performed at various national accelerator facilities, including:
- Jefferson Lab (formerly CEBAF).
- The Mainz Microtron (MAMI).
- Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven.
Kent State is part of several large experimental collaborations, including Hall A (at JLab), STAR (at Brookhaven), and Crystal Ball and A2 (at Mainz, Germany).