8-13 August 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
US/Eastern timezone

Sanford Underground Laboratory at Homestake

9 Aug 2011, 12:43
1m
Rhode Island Convention Center

Rhode Island Convention Center

One Sabin Street Providence, RI 02903
Poster Poster Session Poster Session

Speaker

Dr Jaret Heise (Sanford Underground Laboratory at Homestake)

Description

The status of the Sanford Underground Laboratory at Homestake in Lead, South Dakota will be presented. Excavation of new underground facilities at 4850 feet (about 1480 m) has been completed. Outfitting of the excavated space to house and support the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) detector searching for dark matter and the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment is underway and is anticipated to be complete by early 2012. The capability to produce very low background copper by electroforming for the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR experiment is now operational at the 4850-foot level. Experiments associated with research in underground biology and geosciences are underway or planned at the Sanford Laboratory.

Primary author

Dr Jaret Heise (Sanford Underground Laboratory at Homestake)

Presentation Materials