6-8 April 2009
University of Oxford
Europe/London timezone

ZEPLIN-III: The future

7 Apr 2009, 12:15
Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre (University of Oxford)

Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre

University of Oxford


Emma Barnes (University of Edinburgh)


ZEPLIN-III aims to be the world's leading detector of weakly interacting massive particles, the favored explanation of Galactic dark matter. Identification is based on extraction of scintillation and electroluminescence signals from a two-phase xenon target. A successful first science run has demonstrated the benefits of ZEPLIN-III's unique high-field operation, open-plan geometry and use of radiologically clean materials. An increased sensitivity is to be achieved by the retrofitting of custom-made ultra-low background photomultiplier tubes and a high efficiency veto detector. This talk will present the requirements, design and simulation of ZEPLIN-III in its upgraded configuration, illustrating its potential for the future and first direct detection of dark matter.

Primary author

Emma Barnes (University of Edinburgh)

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