Research and Development (R&D) projects are an important part of our group's activities. These range from chanaracterizing new instrumentation (like large microchannel plates) to developing new kinds of neutrino detectors - like Water-based Liquid Scintillator (WbLS) and Gadolinium loaded water. There are also new software packages developed at UC Davis, such as the Model of ARgon Low Energy Yield (MARLEY) model of the interaction of low energy electron neutrinos with liquid argon.
Gadolinium doped water detectors
Water-based Liquid Scintillator