Photos – Jonte’ and the Neutrino Detector

Jonte’ was working on a project examining the parts that were removed from a neutrino detector. Essentially, it’s a massive box filled with mirrored tubes and a particle counter at the end of each tube. The whole thing is filled with a special fluid and installed a few feet away from a nuclear reactor. As the reactor throws off particles some get bounced around in the detector. After a while, the fluid caused some deterioration to the special PTFE coating on the mirrors, and it had to be decommissioned. As they’re working on developing the next version, someone had to do the detailed inspection of all of the mirrors. Photographing Jonte’ through a reassembled tube seemed at first like a too-obvious approach, until I saw the test shots and then didn’t care about being too obvious!