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Study improves blasting designs

August 1, 2016

The Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility and associated Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (LBNF/DUNE) will include constructing facilities above and below ground at Sanford Lab in Lead, S.D., and Fermilab in Batavia, Ill. But it is on the 4850 Level of Sanford Lab that construction could have the greatest impact on current experiments. 

Beamline requires precision measurements

August 2, 2016

Scientists with the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) hope to shed light on the mysteries of the elusive neutrino. So they’ll aim a beam of neutrinos straight through the earth from Fermilab in Batavia, Ill., to detectors on the 4850 Level of Sanford Lab in Lead, S.D. To get the best signal, the center of the beam needs to hit the detectors head on—and that’s where things get a little tricky. 

LUX exceeds sensitivity goals

July 1, 2016

Last week, the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) collaboration announced a whole new level of sensitivity for its dark matter experiment. Although no dark matter particles were found, LUX’s sensitivity far exceeded the goals for the project. The results give researchers confidence that if a particle had interacted with the detector’s xenon target, they almost certainly would have seen it.