Neutrino Detectors

The DUNE collaboration will build enormous neutrino detectors. The DUNE near detector, will live 60 meters (200 feet) underground at the experiment’s near site, Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois. This detector allows scientists not only to examine the composition of the neutrino beam just after its creation but also to search for new particles and subatomic phenomena that could revolutionize our understanding of particle physics.

After the neutrinos pass through the near detector, they will morph from one of their three types into another as they speed through the earth to the much larger detector, called the DUNE far detector, at Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota.