Diamond Wafer (image) DOE/Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility Share Print E-Mail Caption Jefferson Lab's Hall C Compton Polarimeter uses a novel detector system built of thin wafers of diamond, seen here. The lab-grown slices of diamond, measuring roughly three-quarters of an inch square (2 cm) and a mere two hundredths of an inch thick, are outfitted like computer chips, with 96 tiny electrodes stuck to them. The electrodes send a signal when the diamond detector counts an electron. Credit Jefferson Lab Usage Restrictions Images from Jefferson Lab that are in the public domain may be used without permission. If you use a Jefferson Lab image, it is requested that you credit Jefferson Lab as the source. If Jefferson Lab material is used for commercial purposes, especially including advertisements, it must not explicitly or implicitly convey Jefferson Lab's endorsement of commercial goods or services. As a courtesy, you can inform Jefferson Lab of your intended use of a photo by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.