Whenever technological advancements provide access to a new degree of freedom, previously inaccessible quantities can be measured. Currently, we are seeing the beginning of a renaissance of experiments utilizing a tensor polar- ized target due to two recent developments: the JLab 12 GeV upgrade, and a high-luminosity, high-tensor-polarized target. Experiments utilizing these new capabilities can explore aspects of the nature of matter that have so far proven elusive, sometimes for decades: from 6-quark hidden-color effects in the DIS re- gion to the short-range and high-momentum components of the deuteron wave- function in the x > 1 SRC region, and beyond. This talk will discuss the first two experiments already approved to measure the tensor b1 and Azz observables, recent advances in tensor target development, and future opportunities to better understand nuclear and nucleon structure that are only accessible through tensor polarized targets.
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