MiniCLEAN

mc-logo.jpgThe MiniCLEAN dark matter experiment utilizes 500 kg of liquid argon or neon to search for Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs), a possible form of dark matter.  The detector uses 92 sensitive photodetectors to look for flashes of light from these WIMPs hitting the liquid.  Through careful assembly, choice of very clean materials, and the use of water, argon, and acrylic as shielding, the detector can minimize signals from other types of events.  MiniCLEAN is being built by a collaboration of thirteen institutions from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.  MiniCLEAN will be operating at SNOLAB in 2013.

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