The SNOLAB deep underground facility
SNOLAB, 1039 Regional Road 24, Lively, Ontario, P3Y 1N2, Canada
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Accepted: 29 August 2012
Published online: 20 September 2012
The rigorous radiation background constraints imposed by several studies in particle and astro-particle physics, such as Galactic dark-matter searches, man-made, terrestrial, solar and supernova neutrino studies and 0νββ-decay studies, require deep underground science facilities to afford shielding from penetrating cosmic rays and their secondary by-products. New threads of research focused on deep sub-surface biology, chemistry, geology and engineering have also been developing rapidly at several sites, benefitting from the significant investment in underground access and infrastructure developed. This paper summarises the developments at the SNOLAB deep underground facility in Canada, following the significant expansion of the availablespace within this facility.
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