Jul 24 – 28, 2017
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Low Background Measurement Capabilities At SNOLAB

Jul 26, 2017, 2:45 PM
Executive Learning Center

Executive Learning Center

Contributed talk Labs and Low Background Labs and Low Background


Dr Ian Lawson (SNOLAB)


Experiments currently searching for dark matter and studying properties of neutrinos require very low levels of radioactive backgrounds both in their own construction materials and in the surrounding environment. These low background levels are required so that the current and next generation experiments can achieve the required sensitivities for their searches. This presentation will describe the low background measurement facilities currently operating at SNOLAB and will discuss plans and options to expand these facilities to allow for the increased sensitivity required by the next generation of experiments.

Primary author

Dr Ian Lawson (SNOLAB)

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