Accession Number : AD0631479

Title :   DEEP LAB CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 12, 1965, CORNER HOUSE, RAND MINES, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA,

Corporate Author : CASE INST OF TECH CLEVELAND OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Reines,Frederick

Report Date : 12 OCT 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The usefulness to neutrino and cosmic ray research of a very deep underground laboratory housed in a spherical cavity 100 feet in diameter and 15,000 feet below the surface is described. It appears from this meeting that the two major problems in providing such a location, i.e. temperature and mechanical strength, can be solved within existing technology. Various locations in the United States and South Africa which seem most suitable for such a laboratory were mentioned and the merits of locating below an existing mine, e.g. Anglo-American's Western Deep Levels west of Johannesburg, were discussed. The estimated cost of the laboratory ranged from 4 to 40 million dollars and the time for construction ranged from under two to eight years, depending on the location. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SYMPOSIA, NUCLEAR PHYSICS LABORATORIES), (*NUCLEAR PHYSICS LABORATORIES, SITE SELECTION), UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, NEUTRINOS, COSMIC RAYS, SOUTH AFRICA

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE