MiniCLEAN is a first generation dark matter detector utilizing a new approach, Cryogenic Low-Energy Astrophysics with Noble Liquids (CLEAN) which makes a distinction between electron-recoil events and nuclear-recoil events. “CLEAN is unique in its ability to exchange the liquid argon target with liquid neon in the same detector, offering potential to the discovery of WIMP dark matter in a “beam-on, beam-off” approach and further expanding its scientific portfolio to the detection of low-energy neutrinos.”

Los Alamos National Laboratory, MiniCLEAN

Model of the central MiniCLEAN detector. (Los Alamos National Laboratory)