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Title: The LUX direct dark matter search

Abstract

As evidenced by the numerous contributions on the topic at this meeting, the IX International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology (PPC2015), the direct detection of dark matter remains as one of the highest priorities in both particle physics and cosmology. In 2013 the LUX direct dark matter search collaboration reported the most stringent constraints to-date on the spin-independent WIMP–nucleon interaction cross section. Here we present a summary of that work, describe recent technical improvements, and results from new calibrations. Prospects for the future of the LUX scientific program are reported, together with the outlook for its successor project, LZ.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Edinburgh, Peter Guthrie Tair Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22609095
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1743; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: CETUP 2015: Workshop on dark matter, neutrino physics and astrophysics, Deadwood, SD (United States), 15 Jun - 17 Jul 2015, PPC 2015: 9. international conference on interconnections between particle physics and cosmology, Deadwood, SD (United States), 15 Jun - 17 Jul 2015; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; CALIBRATION; COSMOLOGY; CROSS SECTIONS; DETECTION; INTERACTIONS; LIMITING VALUES; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; NUCLEONS; SPIN; WIMPS

Citation Formats

Murphy, A. St. J. The LUX direct dark matter search. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4953313.
Murphy, A. St. J. The LUX direct dark matter search. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4953313.
Murphy, A. St. J. 2016. "The LUX direct dark matter search". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4953313.
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abstractNote = {As evidenced by the numerous contributions on the topic at this meeting, the IX International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology (PPC2015), the direct detection of dark matter remains as one of the highest priorities in both particle physics and cosmology. In 2013 the LUX direct dark matter search collaboration reported the most stringent constraints to-date on the spin-independent WIMP–nucleon interaction cross section. Here we present a summary of that work, describe recent technical improvements, and results from new calibrations. Prospects for the future of the LUX scientific program are reported, together with the outlook for its successor project, LZ.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4953313},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
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place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 6
}
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