July 28, 2020 to August 6, 2020
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The LUX-Zeplin Dark Matter Experiment

Jul 31, 2020, 8:50 AM
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Talk 09. Dark Matter Detection Dark Matter Detection


Hugh Lippincott (UCSB)


LUX-Zeplin (LZ) is a dark matter experiment under construction at the 4850-foot (4300 mwe) level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota. The experiment utilizes a two phase time projection chamber (TPC), containing seven active tonnes of liquefied xenon, to search for weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs). Auxiliary veto detectors, including a liquid scintillator outer detector, improve rejection of unwanted backgrounds events in the central region of the detector. LZ has been designed to improve on current best sensitivities by a factor of 50 or more, and data taking is expected to begin this year. This talk will report on the current status of the LZ project and detector commissioning.

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