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How to Clean a Neutrino Detector

Research Associate and adjunct faculty member Dr. Peter Skensved is the only person to ever access the top of the Acrylic Vessel of the SNO+ neutrino detector, the upgraded Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. He performed a small modification and is seen in the photo polishing the surface. To reach this location required him to be first lowered onto the back of the structure (not visible) which supports the thousands of light sensors seen behind him in the photo, and then to squeeze through a narrow opening to be further lowered onto the transparent 12-metre diameter acrylic sphere.
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Arts and Science
How to Clean a Neutrino Detector
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Faculty of Arts and Science
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy
Fundamental Principles of Nature: from Discovery to Application and Innovation
Understanding the Universe, the Planet and our Place
Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Laboratory (SNOLAB)
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SNOLAB, Sudbury, Ontario
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Mark Chen
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Faculty, Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy