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Brookhaven National Laboratory F23

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Brookhaven National Laboratory F23

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Image title: 
The Brookhaven Solar Neutrino Experiment equipment
Credit line: 
Digital Photo Archive, Department of Energy (DOE), courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

The Brookhaven Solar Neutrino Experiment, located 4900 feet underground in the Homestake Gold Mine in Lead, South Dakota. The tank, 20 feet in diameter and 48 feet long, contains 100,000 gallons of perchloroethylene. Neutrinos from the interior of the sun are captured by the isotope chlorine-37 to form the radioisotope argon-37.

Photo date: 
circa 1968
Original format: 
1 photographic print (black and white; 7.5 x 6 inches)
Brookhaven National Laboratory