Kamioka Observatory, ICRR (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research), The University of Tokyo
The neutrino detector Super-Kamiokande or the ” Golden Chamber ” at the Kamioka Observatory at the University of Tokyo, is a physics experiment that is 15 stories big and underneath a mountain of Japan.
Beneath Mount Ikeno is the location for the Golden Chamber. Some might argue that it looks like something from a super-villain in a comic. The Super-Kamiokande or Super-K as it is being coined is a neutrino detector. For those unaware, neutrinos are sub-atomic particles that travel through space and has no problem passing th
The Super-K doesn’t catch neutrinos coming from space. In Tokai, Japan there sits the T2K experiment that fires a beam of neutrinos through the earth directly picked up by the Super-K on the opposite side of the country. This allows them to better understand how neutrinos oscillate through matter. This gives scientist clues as to how matter and ant-matter function in the universe. Below is a slide show of the Super-K
According to Cyberden .com
In order for the light from these shockwaves to reach the sensors, the water has to be cleaner than you can possibly imagine. Super-K is constantly filtering and re-purifying
and even blasts it with UV light to kill off any bacteria. Which actually makes it pretty creepy. it,
When Super-K needs maintenance, researchers need to go out on rubber dinghies to fix and replace the sensors.
“Water that’s ultra-pure is waiting to dissolve stuff into it,” said