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Title: LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) Conceptual Design Report

Abstract

The design and performance of the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) detector is described as of March 2015 in this Conceptual Design Report. LZ is a second-generation dark-matter detector with the potential for unprecedented sensitivity to weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) of masses from a few GeV/c 2 to hundreds of TeV/c 2. With total liquid xenon mass of about 10 tonnes, LZ will be the most sensitive experiment for WIMPs in this mass region by the end of the decade. This report describes in detail the design of the LZ technical systems. Expected backgrounds are quantified and the performance of the experiment is presented. The LZ detector will be located at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota. The organization of the LZ Project and a summary of the expected cost and current schedule are given.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); et al.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
The Lux-Zeplin (LZ) Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1251183
Report Number(s):
LBNL-190005; arXiv:1509.02910; FERMILAB-TM-2621-AE-E-PPD
1392796; TRN: US1601347
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; WIMPS; DESIGN; XENON; SOUTH DAKOTA; MASS; GEV RANGE; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; TEV RANGE; LIQUIDS; PERFORMANCE; UNDERGROUND; COST; SCHEDULES; SENSITIVITY; CRYOGENIC FLUIDS; TIME PROJECTION CHAMBERS; RADIATION DETECTION

Citation Formats

Akerib, D. S. LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) Conceptual Design Report. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1251183.
Akerib, D. S. LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) Conceptual Design Report. United States. doi:10.2172/1251183.
Akerib, D. S. Mon . "LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) Conceptual Design Report". United States. doi:10.2172/1251183. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1251183.
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abstractNote = {The design and performance of the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) detector is described as of March 2015 in this Conceptual Design Report. LZ is a second-generation dark-matter detector with the potential for unprecedented sensitivity to weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) of masses from a few GeV/c2 to hundreds of TeV/c2. With total liquid xenon mass of about 10 tonnes, LZ will be the most sensitive experiment for WIMPs in this mass region by the end of the decade. This report describes in detail the design of the LZ technical systems. Expected backgrounds are quantified and the performance of the experiment is presented. The LZ detector will be located at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota. The organization of the LZ Project and a summary of the expected cost and current schedule are given.},
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year = {Mon Mar 09 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
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