The Sanford Underground Research Facility at Homestake
U.C Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Office 1001A, MC 1295, 94704, Berkeley, CA, USA
* e-mail: KTLesko@lbl.gov
Accepted: 24 July 2012
Published online: 20 September 2012
The Sanford Underground Research Facility at Homestake is presented. The Davis campus is described in detail including the two laboratory modules at the 4850ft level (4200 mwe). These modules currently house the LUX dark-matter experiment and MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments. The facility is managed for the US Department of Energy by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The South Dakota Science and Technology Authority owns and operates the facility. The facility is being considered for long baseline neutrino oscillation experiments as well as for nuclear astrophysics physics. SURF is a dedicated facility with significant expansion capability.
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