On March 23, the Department of Energy recognized the MicroBooNE project with a Secretary Award of Achievement in Arlington, Virginia. DOE noted the team’s development new techniques in the area of liquid-argon detection technology.
The award citation notes that the MicroBooNE project team successfully fabricated a unique, first-of-its-kind, 100-ton neutrino detector for the high-energy physics program of discovery in neutrino science. The $19 million project is a new type of experimental instrument called a liquid-argon time project chamber, designed to reconstruct, in space and time, the ionizing tracks of particles emanating from the interaction of an incident neutrino with an argon atom in the detector’s cryostat.
See the complete award citation.