Date Thesis Awarded


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Honors Thesis -- Access Restricted On-Campus Only

Degree Name

Bachelors of Science (BS)




Todd D. Averett

Committee Members

Henry Krakauer

Mark K. Hinders


The Jefferson Lab experiment E12-06-122 is an ongoing experiment that measures the contribution of quarks to neutron spin. An important part of this experiment is the Cherenkov detector, used to detect electrons scattered off a polarized 3He target. Cherenkov detectors make use of the phenomenon of Cherenkov light, produced when a particle moves faster than the speed of light in the medium through which it travels, to identify particles by velocity. The previous experiment used a Cherenkov detector that did not operate well in the high rate environment in which it operated. The purpose of this experiment is to design and test a prototype for a new Cherenkov detector that will work well in a high rate environment. This report gives an account of the design, setup, and early data analysis of this prototype detector.

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Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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