I don't seem to have enough Physics reputation to make a "comment" here unfortunately, so I'll have to make it an "answer" (StackExchange's reputation system is nice an all, but it sure makes it hard to escape the initial cone of silence...)
Firstly, thanks for being interested in the experimental physics proposal! I guess my main motive was that there are very few "research-level" questions at all on physics.SE. Which is fine, for a general-purpose general-public Q&A site. I've seen a meta discussion here asking where research level questions should go (Theoretical Physics? but that seems to by definition exclude experimental research-level questions).
As an experimentalist, my day-to-day work mostly involves tackling problems that would be utterly irrelevant and uninteresting to professional theoretical physicists, or to general public enthusiasts (Will this kapton tape outgassing be a problem in my vacuum chamber? How can I identify damage to the the AR coating on this lens? How should I remove rust/stains from my optics table without compromising its flatness?). Nevertheless, I think there are a lot of other experimentalists "out there" somewhere, maybe far from stackexchange, who could share answers to these ubiquitous if prosaic questions.
I could also try asking questions of that type here, and see what happens. But those example questions, though they are very relevant to experimentalists, hardly seem like "Physics".