13-18 December 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

The LZ Dark Matter detector

16 Dec 2015, 18:30
3m
Level 2, Room 7&8 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level 2, Room 7&8

International Conference Centre Geneva

17 Rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva

Speaker

Bhawna Gomber (University of Wisconsin (US))

Description

LZ is a second-generation dark-matter experiment designed to achieve unprecedented sensitivity to weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) of masses from a few GeV/c to hundreds of TeV/c2. With total liquid xenon mass of about 10 tonnes, LZ is planned to achieve a sensitivity to WIMP-nucleon spin-independent cross section approaching ∼2⋅10−48 cm2 in 3 years of operation. This represents an improvement of almost three orders of magnitude over current results, covering a substantial range of theoretically-motivated dark matter candidates. We will present aspects of LZ’s designs that permit achievement of this planned sensitivity.
Collaboration LZ (LUX-Zeplin)

Primary author

Bhawna Gomber (University of Wisconsin (US))

Presentation Materials