July 25, 2007 to August 1, 2007
Karlsruhe University
Europe/Zurich timezone

LUX: A Large Two-phase Liquid Xenon Detector for WIMP Search

Jul 27, 2007, 3:20 PM
Lehmann-Auditorium (Karlsruhe University)


Karlsruhe University

Wolfgang-Gaede-Str. 1 76131 Karlsruhe Germany
Parallel Talk Cosmology and Astrophysics Cosmology 3


Prof. Mani Tripathi (UC Davis)


LUX is a new collaboration which has proposed a 100 Kg (fiducial) Liquid Xenon two-phase TPC detector for WIMP search. I will describe the detector, present simulations and comment on the sensitivity that can be achieved. Critical pieces of the detector are under construction and we will have an engineering run (above ground) in the Fall of 2007. The full detector, expected to be the most sensitive at that time, should start operations in an underground lab in mid 2009.

Primary author

Prof. Mani Tripathi (UC Davis)

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