Prof. Barbeau Discusses Reusing Materials To Build Detectors

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Prof. Barbeau Discusses Reusing Materials To Build Detectors

Prof. Phil Barbeau discusses his uses for low-radioactivity battleship steal and Ancient Roman lead when building sensitive neutrino and dark matter detectors in a recent article published by Gizmodo. Click here to read “How Physicists Recycled WWII Ships and Artillery to Unlock the Mysteries of the Universe."

Photo: A forklift hoists one of the rusty sheets of surplus battleship steel behind a Duke physics laboratory. From "Physics on a Shoestring Budget."