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Neutrinos Underground

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Science  18 Aug 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5482, pp. 1155-1156
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5482.1155

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Superkamiokande, an underground particle detector in Japan, was the first to succeed in measuring neutrino masses. In this TechView, Nakahata describes the experiments that led to this success, and discusses the insights gained from this and other underground detectors around the world into the properties of these elusive particles.