Dr. Marvin Blecher
Dr. Tsuneo Kageya
Xi-jun Zhao (Ph.D. 1993)
Holger Meyer (Ph.D. 2002)
Low energy photons (visible laser light) are back-scattered from a high energy electron beam to produce high energy photons
(aka gamma rays). It is like hitting a ball (photon) with a bat (electron) and accelerating the ball to very high speeds.
The gamma ray photons are aimed at polarized proton and deutron (bound state of a proton and a neutron) targets
and by looking at the scattering pattern you can obtain information on the spin structure of the nucleons
(protons and neutrons).
Brookhaven National Lab
The LEGS logo
The SPHICE target in the SASY detector at LEGS.
The LEGS effort at Virginia Tech is, and has been, supported by the Nuclear Physics Program of the NSF, grants PHY-9901178, PHY-0136179, PHY-0243062, PHY-0553611.