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Massive 30-ton MicroBooNE particle detector moved into place, will see neutrinos this year


June 24, 2014

the 30-ton MicroBooNE neutrino detector On Monday, June 23, the next phase of neutrino physics at Fermilab fell (gently) into place. The MicroBooNE detector--a 30-ton, 40-foot-long cylindrical metal tank designed to detect ghostly particles called neutrinos--was carefully transported by truck across the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermilab site, from the warehouse building it was constructed in to the experimental hall three miles away. Full Story

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