The MicroBooNE Experiment

Located at Fermilab, the experiment will build and operate a large 170 ton Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) located along the Booster neutrino beam line. The experiment will measure low energy neutrino cross sections and investigate the low energy excess events observed by the MiniBooNE experiment. The detector serves as the necessary next step in a phased program towards the construction of massive kiloton scale LArTPC detectors.


The experiment was proposed to the Fermilab PAC in Oct 2007 and received Stage-1 approval in July 2008.

  • March 2012: CD-3b approval
  • September 2011: CD-2/3a approval
  • June 2010: CD-1 approval
  • October 2009: CD-0 approval

Recent News:

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  • Dec 20, 2013: TPC inserted into the cryostat

  • Aug 22, 2013: start of the installation of our first detector subsystem, the light collection system, in the MicroBooNE cryostat

  • May 15, 2013: Fermilab is granted beneficial occupancy of the Liquid Argon Test Facility (LArTF), future home of the MicroBooNE experiment

  • March 8, 2013: the MicroBooNE cryostat arrives at Fermilab



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