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Construction Begins on One of the World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Experiments

Super CDMS

The future SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment will hunt for weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs), hypothetical components of dark matter. If a WIMP (white trace) strikes an atom inside the experiment's detector crystals (gray), it will cause the crystal lattice to vibrate (blue). The collision will also send electrons (red) through the crystal that enhance the vibrations.

Greg Stewart/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory