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Are diamonds really forever?

An experiment to determine the ultimate stability of matter



Proposal sent to the Department of Energy in May, 1979




The detector "pool" was filled with 2.5 million gallons of ultra-pure water
The six sides were covered with 2048 photomultiplier tubes


Figures above are from the University of Michigan Research News (July, 1981)


Most of the original IMB group in WASHINGTON D.C. (April,1980)


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