MiniBooNE (Neutrino Detector)
MiniBooNE is a neutrino detector which uses neutrino interactions in mineral oil to generate a Cherenkov effect, an electron traveling faster than light. MiniBooNE uses Cherenkov effects to detect neutrinos. The MiniBooNE experiment’s primary objective is to explore results from the Los Alamos Liquid Scintillator Neutrino Detector (LSND) experiment, which indicated an undiscovered particle not included the standard model of particle physics.
“The primary goal of this experiment is: To test for neutrino mass by searching for
neutrino oscillations. Neutrino mass is important because it may lead us to physics
beyond the Standard Model. Masses in the range accessible to MiniBooNE will expand
our understanding of how the universe has evolved.”
-BooNE Booster Neutrino Experiment