Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedges
California Institute of Technology
Caption: This image is a glimpse into the depths of a neutrino detector that's part of the Daya Bay Neutrino Experiment. Each detector consists of two inner nested transparent acrylic cylinders that sit inside a third vessel made of stainless steel. When filled with clear liquid scintillator, the detectors will reveal antineutrino interactions by emitting very faint flashes of light. Sensitive photomultiplier tubes line the detector walls, ready to amplify and record the telltale flashes.
Credit: Roy Kaltschmidt, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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