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Liverpool physicists are celebrating after a vital component of the global neutrino experiment – the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) – which they have helped construct has been delivered to CERN for testing.
The DUNE experiment is a flagship international experiment which will study the differences between neutrinos and anti-neutrinos in a bid to understand how the Universe came to be made up only of matter. Fermilab, the largest US particle physics national laboratory, near Chicago, is the host laboratory of DUNE.
Physicists - Part - UK - Team - Prototype
Liverpool physicists are part of the UK team that has completed their first prototype Anode Plane Assembly (APA), the largest and most crucial component of the DUNE detector, to be used in the protoDUNE detector at CERN.
The APA was built at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) Daresbury Laboratory and is the first such device made in the UK. Two more APAs will be built at Daresbury by next summer for the protoDUNE experiment at CEEN, and 150 APAs will be produced over a two to three year period for the actual DUNE experiment and delivered for installation one-mile underground at the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility's (LBNF) Far Site in a former gold mine in South Dakota, USA.
APA - Steel - Frame - Wires - Charge
The APA is a large rectangular steel frame covered with approximately 4000 wires that are used to read the electric charge signals from the...
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