Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility

The ProtoDUNE detector is being assembled at the European laboratory CERN. Photo: Maximilien Brice, CERN

The ProtoDUNE detectors for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment are behemoths in their own right.

One of the ProtoDUNE experiment’s detectors is a single-phase neutrino detector. It will require a number of anode planes to detect the signature of a neutrino interaction in a bath of liquid argon. The University of Wisconsin is fabricating some of these anode planes. This is a glimpse at the process.

From Physics World, January 2018: Nigel Lockyer talks about the future of particle physics – and why neutrinos hold the key.

From Rapid City Journal, Nov. 29, 2017: For more than five years, Ross Shaft crews have been stripping out old steel and lacing, cleaning out decades of debris, adding new ground support and installing new steel to prepare the shaft for its future role in world-leading science. On Oct. 12, all that hard work paid off when the team, which worked its way down from the surface, reached a major milestone: the 4850 Level. Deputy Director Chris Mossey weighs in.