Canfranc Underground Laboratory

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Canfranc Underground Laboratory - LSC
Established 2006[1]
Research type Low-background physics
Location Canfranc, Aragón (Spain)
Operating agency
University of Zaragoza
Entrance of the laboratory

The Canfranc Underground Laboratory (Spanish: Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc or LSC) is an underground scientific facility located in the former railway Tunnel of Somport under Monte Tobazo (Pyrenees) in Canfranc. The laboratory, 850 m deep protected from cosmic radiation, 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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