Sensitive physics experiments require radio-pure materials. That's where the Black Hills State University Underground Campus (BHUC) comes in. The BHUC houses Sanford Lab's low-background counting facility—a class-1,000 cleanroom containing several ultra-sensitive low background counters used to assay materials for ultra-sensitive experiments—and an adjoining workspace can be used for a variety of disciplines. Managed by BHSU, the facility partners with groups around the globe to create unique opportunities for collaborative research in physics, chemistry, biology and geophysics. The campus is also open to graduate and undergraduate students doing research in a variety of disciplines.
BHSU Underground Campus
An underground campus used by experiments across the globe and managed by local university faculty and students.