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I Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment proton decay

  1. Jul 22, 2017 #1
    is there a reason that Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment which uses 70, 000 tons of liquid Argon doesn't also do double duty work as a proton decay experiment?

    Argon has plenty of protons and 70, 0000 tons is a lot of material to work with

    it costs several billion dollars so why not use this as an opportunity to further test proton decay
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  3. Jul 22, 2017 #2


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    No. DUNE can search for proton decay. See for example this talk.
  4. Jul 23, 2017 #3

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    Kodama, you have a bad habit of misrepresenting the results and capabilities of experiments. Wouldn't it have been better to ask a question like "Is DUNE sensitive to proton decay? If not why not?"
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