The Search for Dark Matter – DEAP 3600 – Acrylic

Objects made from glass are often a wonder to stare at; the background is often distorted and twisted, reflections of objects come from unexpected angles and give anything but a clear view. The DEAP acrylic vessel is no stranger to this. When the vessel was nearly complete, it was a difficult thing to simply walk past without taking a long hard look at. Maybe that was just me. It seems a great shame that, as part of the installation, we have to cover it up and hide it behind a steel vessel in a water bath.

This acrylic is special, not only is the vessel at this stage a single block, with many bonds. But it aims to be the cleanest, most radio pure acrylic in the world. Cast using only pure monomer in a controlled facility in Thailand. While at this angle you see light as it comes out of the sides of the light guides, however the most interesting is looking directly into a light guide. What you see is a view of the opposite side of the detector. A honeycomb like like pattern of frosted glass.

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Taken with my Mamiya 645 on Portra 160, hand held.

Check out my other pictures of the the DEAP vessel here

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