The LUX dark matter search

N. McKinsey*, D. Akerib, S. Bedikian, A. Bernstein, A. Bolozdynya, A. Bradley, J. Chapman, K. Clark, T. Classen, A. Curioni, E. Dahl, S. Dazeley, M. Dragowsky, L. De Viveiros, E. Druszkiewicz, S. Fiorucci, R. Gaitskell, C. Hall, C. Hernandez Faham, L. KastensK. Kazkaz, R. Lander, D. Leonard, D. Malling, R. Mannino, D. Mei, J. Mock, A. Nikkel, P. Phelps, T. Shutt, W. Skulski, P. Sorensen, J. Spaans, T. Stiegler, R. Svoboda, M. Sweany, M. Tripathi, N. Walsh, R. Webb, J. White, F. Wolfs, M. Woods, C. Zhang

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Abstract

The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment is a liquid xenon time projection chamber designed for extremely low levels of radioactive background in its fiducial volume. The overall liquid xenon mass is 300 kg, with a 100 kg fiducial mass. LUX is currently under construction, and integration of the full detector will begin in Fall 2009 at the Sanford Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory in South Dakota. The LUX sensitivity to the WIMP-nucleon spin-independent scattering cross-section will be 7 × 10-46 cm2 at 100 GeV after 300 days of low-background operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012026
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume203
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

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    McKinsey, N., Akerib, D., Bedikian, S., Bernstein, A., Bolozdynya, A., Bradley, A., Chapman, J., Clark, K., Classen, T., Curioni, A., Dahl, E., Dazeley, S., Dragowsky, M., De Viveiros, L., Druszkiewicz, E., Fiorucci, S., Gaitskell, R., Hall, C., Hernandez Faham, C., ... Zhang, C. (2010). The LUX dark matter search. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 203, [012026]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/203/1/012026