Canfranc Underground Laboratory

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Canfranc Underground Laboratory
Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc (LSC)
Established 2006[1]
Research type Low-background physics
Location Canfranc, Spain
Operating agency
University of Zaragoza

The Canfranc Underground Laboratory (Spanish: Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc) is an underground scientific facility located in the former railway Tunnel of Somport in the Spanish Pyrenees under Monte Tobazo in Canfranc, Spain. The laboratory is mainly devoted to study rarely occurring natural phenomena such as the interactions of neutrinos of cosmic origin or dark matter with atomic nuclei.[2][1]

Access to the tunnel containing the laboratory is at the Estación Internacional de Canfranc, a former international railway station in the village of Canfranc.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b "Canfranc Underground Laboratory is ready to go". Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Canfranc Underground Laboratory" (PDF). Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Obscura, Atlas. "The Abandoned Nazi Train Station Turned Underground Astroparticle Laboratory". Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Analysis of Environmental Radionuclides". Retrieved 22 March 2014. 

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