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DE-FG02-88ER40410: Electromagnetic Studies of Nucleon and Nuclear Structure

Award Status: Active
  • Institution: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
  • UEI: GBNGC495XA67
  • DUNS: 111089470
  • Most Recent Award Date: 02/06/2023
  • Number of Support Periods: 36
  • PM: Rai, Gulshan
  • Current Budget Period: 01/01/2023 - 12/31/2023
  • Current Project Period: 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2023
  • PI: Slifer, Karl
  • Supplement Budget Period: N/A

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Electromagnetic Studies of Nucleon and Nuclear Structure

Karl J. Slifer, University of New Hampshire (Principal Investigator)

Maurik W. Holtrop, University of New Hampshire (Co-Principal Investigator)

Elena Long, University of New Hampshire (Co-Principal Investigator)


The research activities of the University of New Hampshire Nuclear Physics Group is motivated by the following fundamental questions: 

  • How does nucleon structure arise from quark and gluon interactions, and what role does spin play in this process? 
  • What exactly is Dark Matter?

To address these questions we perform research at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility Laboratory and the Fermi National Accelerator Facility. Over the next three years, the we will be developing new techniques to enhancing tensor polarization in deuterated materials, publishing results from the ‘high impact’ tritium short range correlations experiment and the Heavy Photon Search at Jefferson Lab, and the spin structure data from the g2p experiment.  Our polarized target lab will support the Fermilab E1039 and CLAS12 polarized target runs. In the long term, we are establishing a program which will probe the relationship between the tensor spin structure of nuclei and short-range nucleon nucleon correlations at existing facilities as well as the up-coming Electron Ion Collider.

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