Disney princess inspires dark matter detector

If you enjoy watching videos on the internet, you've likely already witnessed the phenomenon known as supercooling. Basically, the process involves taking ultra-pure water and putting it into a clean, smooth container that lacks any structural defects. If the conditions are right, when you attempt to freeze the water by dropping its temperature below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius), it will surprisingly remain in a liquid state. This is because in order for ice crystals

Disney princess inspires dark matter detector

Using supercooled water could be a nifty way of finding the mysterious substance that makes up most of the universe. Richard Lovett reports.

Mon 22 Apr 19 from Cosmos Magazine

'Snowball chamber' helps researchers use supercooled water to search for dark matter

After watching YouTube videos of people supercooling water in a bottle and then triggering it to freeze by banging it, something about this concept solidified for Matthew M. Szydagis, an assistant ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Phys.org

'Snowball chamber' helps researchers use supercooled water to search for dark matter, Fri 19 Apr 19 from SpaceDaily

'Snowball chamber' helps researchers use supercooled water to search for dark matter, Mon 15 Apr 19 from ScienceDaily

‘Snowball chamber’ helps researchers use supercooled water to search for dark matter, Mon 15 Apr 19 from Science Blog

DIY gravitational waves with 'BlackHoles@Home'

Researchers hoping to better interpret data from the detection of gravitational waves generated by the collision of binary black holes are turning to the public for help.

Sat 13 Apr 19 from Phys.org

“Snowball chamber” uses supercooled water to hunt for dark matter particles

Ingenious new detector design inspired by YouTube videos and the movie Frozen.

Mon 22 Apr 19 from Arstechnica

New "snowball chamber" might aid in the hunt for dark matter

By supercooling water to well below its freezing point, researchers hope to detect dark-matter interactions that cause the liquid to rapidly turn to ice.

Thu 18 Apr 19 from Astronomy.com

Snowball Chamber' Helps Researchers Search for Dark Matter

NewsIf water is clean enough and placed in a smooth enough container, it can be cooled below its freezing point without freezing. Contributed Author: American Physical SocietyTopics: Physics/Engineering

Tue 16 Apr 19 from Laboratory Equipment

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