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In the clean room at the Ross Campus, 4,850 feet below the surface, the Majorana Demonstrator (MJD) project is growing the world’s purest electroformed copper. The copper is then machined in the world’s deepest clean machine shop into a variety of parts, some of which are thinner than a hair’s width. It’s all part of MJD’s effort to discover neutrinoless double-beta decay, which just might tell us why matter defeated anti-matter. This story is the second in a two-part series that focuses on the engineering behind the science of MJD.

Director: Alex Rotaru

Host: Matthew Shubin

Producers: Mitchell Block, Keri Kukral, Matt Kapust

Photo Credit: Matt Kapust

A special thank you to Sanford Laboratory and videographer Matt Kapust for use of photos and video.

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