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P Jalas et al 2017 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 888, 012156,

Callio Lab, a new deep underground laboratory in the Pyhäsalmi mine

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Author: Jalas, P.1; Enqvist, T.1; Isoherranen, V.1;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Oulu Southern Institute, P.O. Box 80000, FIN-90014
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Language: English
Published: IOP Publishing, 2017
Publish Date: 2021-03-12


A new underground laboratory, Callio Lab, has been established to manage the non-mining related operations in the Pyhäsalmi mine in Pyhäjärvi, Finland. The very deep laboratory space, called Lab 2 of Callio Lab, has been finished in spring 2016 at the depth of 1430 meters (4100 m.w.e.) and it has the area of approximately 120 m² and the height of 8 meters.

We present the structure of Callio Lab and the main technical characteristics of the deep Lab 2. We also review the current activities related to astroparticle and radiation physics, such as EMMA muon observatory and C-14 liquid scintillator research. An Open Call process has been opened to invite new scientific experiments to Callio Lab.

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Series: Journal of physics. Conference series
ISSN: 1742-6588
ISSN-E: 1742-6596
ISSN-L: 1742-6588
Volume: 888
Article number: 012156
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/888/1/012156
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 1171 Geosciences
116 Chemical sciences
115 Astronomy and space science
114 Physical sciences
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