User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


33° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Search For Radioactive Decay Continues In SD Lab

December 11, 2012, 5:17 AM

Search For Radioactive Decay Continues In SD Lab
LEAD, SD -

Physicists in South Dakota have started assembling "detector units" in the search for a rare form of radioactive decay that could help explain how the universe evolved.

The Majorana Demonstrator Experiment is under construction in the Davis Campus of a shuttered gold mine in Lead in the Black Hills. It's next door to another experiment meant to detect dark matter.

Both experiments are housed nearly a mile beneath the earth in the former Homestake Gold Mine. Officials with the Sanford Underground Research Facility say that the first detector units were built through Monday when physicist Ryan Martin "attached a polished germanium-crystal detector the size of a hockey puck to a wafer-thin glass electronics board."

The experiment will need about 70 such units to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay.

Previous Story

Next Story




Sponsored
 

View news

You may also like

Police: Woman Raped At Her Apartment Building

2/5/2016 11:17 AM

The woman told Sioux Falls Police she believes the man followed her into her apartment.

Full Story
Superintendent Cancels School With Video

2/2/2016 1:41 PM

Dr. Donavan DeBoer with the Parker School District posted the cancellation notice on YouTube.

Full Story
Two Arrested On Drug Charges Following Search Of Pipestone Home

2/4/2016 5:20 PM

Two people face charges following a search of a home in Pipestone, Minnesota.

Full Story
$10-15K Worth Of Shoes Stolen From Store

2/1/2016 11:17 AM

At least six Sioux Falls businesses were targeted in a series of weekend burglaries.

Full Story
Police Find Stabbing Victim Inside Vehicle

2/4/2016 6:43 AM

Just before 2:30 a.m., Sioux Falls Police responded to a possible vehicle crash near County Highway 11 and 57th Street.

Full Story


Events