Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory - Preliminary Design Report [article]

Kevin T. Lesko, Steven Acheson, Jose Alonso, Paul Bauer, Yuen-Dat Chan, William Chinowsky, Steve Dangermond, Jason A. Detwiler, Syd De Vries, Richard DiGennaro, Elizabeth Exter, Felix B. Fernandez, Elizabeth L. Freer, Murdock G. D. Gilchriese (+32 others)
2011 arXiv   pre-print
The DUSEL Project has produced the Preliminary Design of the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL) at the rehabilitated former Homestake mine in South Dakota. The Facility design calls for, on the surface, two new buildings - one a visitor and education center, the other an experiment assembly hall - and multiple repurposed existing buildings. To support underground research activities, the design includes two laboratory modules and additional spaces at a level 4,850 feet
more » ... nderground for physics, biology, engineering, and Earth science experiments. On the same level, the design includes a Department of Energy-shepherded Large Cavity supporting the Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment. At the 7,400-feet level, the design incorporates one laboratory module and additional spaces for physics and Earth science efforts. With input from some 25 science and engineering collaborations, the Project has designed critical experimental space and infrastructure needs, including space for a suite of multidisciplinary experiments in a laboratory whose projected life span is at least 30 years. From these experiments, a critical suite of experiments is outlined, whose construction will be funded along with the facility. The Facility design permits expansion and evolution, as may be driven by future science requirements, and enables participation by other agencies. The design leverages South Dakota's substantial investment in facility infrastructure, risk retirement, and operation of its Sanford Laboratory at Homestake. The Project is planning education and outreach programs, and has initiated efforts to establish regional partnerships with underserved populations - regional American Indian and rural populations.
arXiv:1108.0959v1 fatcat:7kuyj55k55gv3dfcby7mzosfaq