Jun 23 – 28, 2014
Europe/Zurich timezone

Probing the intrinsic electron recoil rejection power in liquid xenon for dark matter searches

Jun 25, 2014, 5:15 PM
Room 3 (Tuschinski Theatre)

Room 3

Tuschinski Theatre

Presentation Dark Matter Direct Detection Dark Matter: Direct Detection


Prof. Kaixuan Ni (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)


Liquid xenon is one of the best detection mediums for dark matter direct detection, as demonstrated by the XENON100 and LUX experiments. Rejecting the electron recoil background from material radioactivity of the detector system and even solar and atmospheric neutrinos remains as the most challenging task for future dark matter detectors based on liquid xenon. Here we will present an experimental study to probe the near-intrinsic electron recoil rejection power of liquid xenon, which indicates the potential of background-free dark matter detection in future liquid xenon based experiments.

Primary author

Prof. Kaixuan Ni (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)


Mr Qing Lin (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

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