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Title: Results from the LUX dark matter experiment

Abstract

© 2014 Elsevier B.V. The LUX (Large Underground Xenon) experiment aims at the direct detection of dark matter particles via their collisions with xenon nuclei. The 370. kg two-phase liquid xenon time projection chamber measures simultaneously the scintillation and ionization from interactions in the target. The ratio of these two signals provides very good discrimination between potential nuclear recoil and electronic recoil signals to search for WIMP-nucleon scattering. The LUX detector operates at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (Lead, South Dakota, USA) since February 2013. First results were presented in late 2013 setting the world's most stringent limits on WIMP-nucleon scattering cross-sections over a wide range of WIMP masses. A 300 day run beginning in 2014 will further improve the sensitivity and new calibration techniques will reduce systematics for the WIMP signal search.

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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1511379
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 784; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Horn, Markus, Akerib, DS, Araújo, HM, Bai, X, Bailey, AJ, Balajthy, J, Bernard, E, Bernstein, A, Bradley, A, Byram, D, Cahn, SB, Carmona-Benitez, MC, Chan, C, Chapman, JJ, Chiller, AA, Chiller, C, Currie, A, de Viveiros, L, Dobi, A, Dobson, J, Druszkiewicz, E, Edwards, B, Faham, CH, Fiorucci, S, Flores, C, Gaitskell, RJ, Gehman, VM, Ghag, C, Gibson, KR, Gilchriese, MGD, Hall, C, Hanhardt, M, Haselschwardt, S, Hertel, SA, Huang, DQ, Ihm, M, Jacobsen, RG, Kazkaz, K, Knoche, R, Larsen, NA, Lee, C, Lenardo, B, Lesko, KT, Lindote, A, Lopes, MI, Malling, DC, Mannino, R, McKinsey, DN, Mei, D-M, Mock, J, Moongweluwan, M, Morad, J, Murphy, A St J, Nehrkorn, C, Nelson, H, Neves, F, Ott, RA, Pangilinan, M, Parker, PD, Pease, EK, Pech, K, Phelps, P, Reichhart, L, Shutt, T, Silva, C, Solovov, VN, Sorensen, P, O׳Sullivan, K, Sumner, TJ, Szydagis, M, Taylor, D, Tennyson, B, Tiedt, DR, Tripathi, M, Uvarov, S, Verbus, JR, Walsh, N, Webb, R, White, JT, Witherell, MS, Wolfs, FLH, Woods, M, and Zhang, C. Results from the LUX dark matter experiment. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2014.11.033.
Horn, Markus, Akerib, DS, Araújo, HM, Bai, X, Bailey, AJ, Balajthy, J, Bernard, E, Bernstein, A, Bradley, A, Byram, D, Cahn, SB, Carmona-Benitez, MC, Chan, C, Chapman, JJ, Chiller, AA, Chiller, C, Currie, A, de Viveiros, L, Dobi, A, Dobson, J, Druszkiewicz, E, Edwards, B, Faham, CH, Fiorucci, S, Flores, C, Gaitskell, RJ, Gehman, VM, Ghag, C, Gibson, KR, Gilchriese, MGD, Hall, C, Hanhardt, M, Haselschwardt, S, Hertel, SA, Huang, DQ, Ihm, M, Jacobsen, RG, Kazkaz, K, Knoche, R, Larsen, NA, Lee, C, Lenardo, B, Lesko, KT, Lindote, A, Lopes, MI, Malling, DC, Mannino, R, McKinsey, DN, Mei, D-M, Mock, J, Moongweluwan, M, Morad, J, Murphy, A St J, Nehrkorn, C, Nelson, H, Neves, F, Ott, RA, Pangilinan, M, Parker, PD, Pease, EK, Pech, K, Phelps, P, Reichhart, L, Shutt, T, Silva, C, Solovov, VN, Sorensen, P, O׳Sullivan, K, Sumner, TJ, Szydagis, M, Taylor, D, Tennyson, B, Tiedt, DR, Tripathi, M, Uvarov, S, Verbus, JR, Walsh, N, Webb, R, White, JT, Witherell, MS, Wolfs, FLH, Woods, M, & Zhang, C. Results from the LUX dark matter experiment. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2014.11.033.
Horn, Markus, Akerib, DS, Araújo, HM, Bai, X, Bailey, AJ, Balajthy, J, Bernard, E, Bernstein, A, Bradley, A, Byram, D, Cahn, SB, Carmona-Benitez, MC, Chan, C, Chapman, JJ, Chiller, AA, Chiller, C, Currie, A, de Viveiros, L, Dobi, A, Dobson, J, Druszkiewicz, E, Edwards, B, Faham, CH, Fiorucci, S, Flores, C, Gaitskell, RJ, Gehman, VM, Ghag, C, Gibson, KR, Gilchriese, MGD, Hall, C, Hanhardt, M, Haselschwardt, S, Hertel, SA, Huang, DQ, Ihm, M, Jacobsen, RG, Kazkaz, K, Knoche, R, Larsen, NA, Lee, C, Lenardo, B, Lesko, KT, Lindote, A, Lopes, MI, Malling, DC, Mannino, R, McKinsey, DN, Mei, D-M, Mock, J, Moongweluwan, M, Morad, J, Murphy, A St J, Nehrkorn, C, Nelson, H, Neves, F, Ott, RA, Pangilinan, M, Parker, PD, Pease, EK, Pech, K, Phelps, P, Reichhart, L, Shutt, T, Silva, C, Solovov, VN, Sorensen, P, O׳Sullivan, K, Sumner, TJ, Szydagis, M, Taylor, D, Tennyson, B, Tiedt, DR, Tripathi, M, Uvarov, S, Verbus, JR, Walsh, N, Webb, R, White, JT, Witherell, MS, Wolfs, FLH, Woods, M, and Zhang, C. Mon . "Results from the LUX dark matter experiment". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2014.11.033.
@article{osti_1511379,
title = {Results from the LUX dark matter experiment},
author = {Horn, Markus and Akerib, DS and Araújo, HM and Bai, X and Bailey, AJ and Balajthy, J and Bernard, E and Bernstein, A and Bradley, A and Byram, D and Cahn, SB and Carmona-Benitez, MC and Chan, C and Chapman, JJ and Chiller, AA and Chiller, C and Currie, A and de Viveiros, L and Dobi, A and Dobson, J and Druszkiewicz, E and Edwards, B and Faham, CH and Fiorucci, S and Flores, C and Gaitskell, RJ and Gehman, VM and Ghag, C and Gibson, KR and Gilchriese, MGD and Hall, C and Hanhardt, M and Haselschwardt, S and Hertel, SA and Huang, DQ and Ihm, M and Jacobsen, RG and Kazkaz, K and Knoche, R and Larsen, NA and Lee, C and Lenardo, B and Lesko, KT and Lindote, A and Lopes, MI and Malling, DC and Mannino, R and McKinsey, DN and Mei, D-M and Mock, J and Moongweluwan, M and Morad, J and Murphy, A St J and Nehrkorn, C and Nelson, H and Neves, F and Ott, RA and Pangilinan, M and Parker, PD and Pease, EK and Pech, K and Phelps, P and Reichhart, L and Shutt, T and Silva, C and Solovov, VN and Sorensen, P and O׳Sullivan, K and Sumner, TJ and Szydagis, M and Taylor, D and Tennyson, B and Tiedt, DR and Tripathi, M and Uvarov, S and Verbus, JR and Walsh, N and Webb, R and White, JT and Witherell, MS and Wolfs, FLH and Woods, M and Zhang, C},
abstractNote = {© 2014 Elsevier B.V. The LUX (Large Underground Xenon) experiment aims at the direct detection of dark matter particles via their collisions with xenon nuclei. The 370. kg two-phase liquid xenon time projection chamber measures simultaneously the scintillation and ionization from interactions in the target. The ratio of these two signals provides very good discrimination between potential nuclear recoil and electronic recoil signals to search for WIMP-nucleon scattering. The LUX detector operates at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (Lead, South Dakota, USA) since February 2013. First results were presented in late 2013 setting the world's most stringent limits on WIMP-nucleon scattering cross-sections over a wide range of WIMP masses. A 300 day run beginning in 2014 will further improve the sensitivity and new calibration techniques will reduce systematics for the WIMP signal search.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nima.2014.11.033},
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment},
issn = {0168-9002},
number = C,
volume = 784,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {6}
}