IceTop, the Air Shower Array of IceCube
Building an Air Shower Array
Making the IceTop Tanks
IceTop Tank
IceTop tanks are special manufactured with the reflective white coating by Poly Processing in Winchester, VA
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The tanks are assembled on to insulated pallets by UD staff at a warehouse near Poly Processing in Winchester
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Crown Urethane sprayed the tank assembly with 4in of urethane foam. The foam insulates the tank walls to assure that the water will freeze in the tank from the top down, just like in a lake.
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