Sep 14 – 19, 2009
Strada Passo dell'Acqua, 34 - 06134 Bosco PERUGIA, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

The LUX Dark Matter Experiment

Sep 17, 2009, 11:25 AM
25m
Sala Orsini (Strada Passo dell'Acqua, 34 - 06134 Bosco PERUGIA, Italy)

Sala Orsini

Strada Passo dell'Acqua, 34 - 06134 Bosco PERUGIA, Italy

http://win09.lngs.infn.it
Dark Matter DG4 - Dark Matter

Speaker

Daniel McKinsey

Description

The LUX dark matter experiment is a 350 kg two-phase xenon time projection chamber. There are several advantages of liquid xenon for WIMP detection: high scintillation yield, high ionization yield, low intrinsic radioactivity, easy purification, effective gamma-ray self-shielding, and significant A^2 enhancement of the spin-independent WIMP cross-section. LUX is currently under construction and will be installed in Fall 2009 at the SUSEL lab in South Dakota. I will review the design features of LUX, give an update on its current status, and describe our conception of the future LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter program.

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