University of Wisconsin-Madison Physical Sciences Lab


Monday, June 27th, 2011

PSL continues work in the conceptual design of the Water Cherenkov Detector as part of the Long Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Experiment (LBNE). This is part of a national project in collaboration with many universities and several national labs. The plan for the detector calls for a colossal tank containing 260,000 tonnes of ultra-pure water and 30,000 photomultiplier tubes (PMTs), to be built at a depth of 1500 m. The engineering challenges have kept several PSL engineers busy for over a year. The project plans to submit a Conceptual Design Report early in 2012.