University of Wisconsin-Madison Physical Sciences Lab

Daya Bay: Job Done

Monday, May 20th, 2013

A shipping container and a large tank were returned from the Daya Bay project.  The container had a large amount of equipment, including the vessel filling system.  The large tank was used in the detector filling process and held doped gadolinium scintillator that was pumped into the inner-most vessel.  The equipment was returned to the U.S. because the filling hall is going to be repurposed for another experiment.

The Daya Bay project found the mixing angle of neutrinos, which was named by Science magazine as a “Breakthrough of the Year” for 2012.

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