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Title: First Results of the LUX Dark Matter Experiment

Abstract

LUX (Large Underground Xenon) is a dark matter direct detection experiment deployed at the 4850' level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, SD, operating a 370 kg dual-phase xenon TPC. Results of the first WIMP search run were presented in late 2013, for the analysis of 85.3 live-days with a fiducial volume of 118 kg, taken during the period of April to August 2013. The experiment exhibited a sensitivity to spin-independent WIMP-nucleon elastic scattering with a minimum upper limit on the cross section of 7.6×10-46 cm2 at a WIMP mass of 33 GeV/c2, thus becoming the world's leading WIMP search result, in conflict with several previous claimed hints of discovery.

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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
LUX Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1439190
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1602000
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231; SC0011702
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear and Particle Physics Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 273-275; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 2405-6014
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; dark matter; WIMP; liquid xenon; time projection chamber

Citation Formats

Carmona-Benitez, M. C., Akerib, D. S., Araújo, H. M., Bai, X., Bailey, A. J., Balajthy, J., Beltrame, P., Bernard, E., Bernstein, A., Bradley, A., Byram, D., Cahn, S. B., Chan, C., Chapman, J. J., Chiller, A. A., Chiller, C., Currie, A., de Viveiros, L., Dobi, A., Dobson, J., Druszkiewicz, E., Edwards, B., Faham, C. H., Fiorucci, S., Flores, C., Gaitskell, R. J., Gehman, V. M., Ghag, C., Gibson, K. R., Gilchriese, M. G. D., Hall, C., Hanhardt, M., Haselschwardt, S., Hertel, S. A., Horn, M., Huang, D. Q., Ihm, M., Jacobsen, R. G., Kazkaz, K., Knoche, R., Larsen, N. A., Lee, C., Lenardo, B., Lesko, K. T., Lindote, A., Lopes, M. I., Malling, D. C., Manalaysay, A., Mannino, R., McKinsey, D. N., Mei, D. -M., Mock, J., Moongweluwan, M., Morad, J., Murphy, A. St. J., Nehrkorn, C., Nelson, H., Neves, F., Ott, R. A., Pangilinan, M., Parker, P. D., Pease, E. K., Pech, K., Phelps, P., Reichhart, L., Shutt, T., Silva, C., Solovov, V. N., Sorensen, P., O'Sullivan, K., Sumner, T. J., Szydagis, M., Taylor, D., Tennyson, B., Tiedt, D. R., Tripathi, M., Tvrznikova, L., Uvarov, S., Verbus, J. R., Walsh, N., Webb, R., White, J. T., Witherell, M. S., Wolfs, F. L. H., Woods, M., and Zhang, C. First Results of the LUX Dark Matter Experiment. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2015.09.043.
Carmona-Benitez, M. C., Akerib, D. S., Araújo, H. M., Bai, X., Bailey, A. J., Balajthy, J., Beltrame, P., Bernard, E., Bernstein, A., Bradley, A., Byram, D., Cahn, S. B., Chan, C., Chapman, J. J., Chiller, A. A., Chiller, C., Currie, A., de Viveiros, L., Dobi, A., Dobson, J., Druszkiewicz, E., Edwards, B., Faham, C. H., Fiorucci, S., Flores, C., Gaitskell, R. J., Gehman, V. M., Ghag, C., Gibson, K. R., Gilchriese, M. G. D., Hall, C., Hanhardt, M., Haselschwardt, S., Hertel, S. A., Horn, M., Huang, D. Q., Ihm, M., Jacobsen, R. G., Kazkaz, K., Knoche, R., Larsen, N. A., Lee, C., Lenardo, B., Lesko, K. T., Lindote, A., Lopes, M. I., Malling, D. C., Manalaysay, A., Mannino, R., McKinsey, D. N., Mei, D. -M., Mock, J., Moongweluwan, M., Morad, J., Murphy, A. St. J., Nehrkorn, C., Nelson, H., Neves, F., Ott, R. A., Pangilinan, M., Parker, P. D., Pease, E. K., Pech, K., Phelps, P., Reichhart, L., Shutt, T., Silva, C., Solovov, V. N., Sorensen, P., O'Sullivan, K., Sumner, T. J., Szydagis, M., Taylor, D., Tennyson, B., Tiedt, D. R., Tripathi, M., Tvrznikova, L., Uvarov, S., Verbus, J. R., Walsh, N., Webb, R., White, J. T., Witherell, M. S., Wolfs, F. L. H., Woods, M., & Zhang, C. First Results of the LUX Dark Matter Experiment. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2015.09.043.
Carmona-Benitez, M. C., Akerib, D. S., Araújo, H. M., Bai, X., Bailey, A. J., Balajthy, J., Beltrame, P., Bernard, E., Bernstein, A., Bradley, A., Byram, D., Cahn, S. B., Chan, C., Chapman, J. J., Chiller, A. A., Chiller, C., Currie, A., de Viveiros, L., Dobi, A., Dobson, J., Druszkiewicz, E., Edwards, B., Faham, C. H., Fiorucci, S., Flores, C., Gaitskell, R. J., Gehman, V. M., Ghag, C., Gibson, K. R., Gilchriese, M. G. D., Hall, C., Hanhardt, M., Haselschwardt, S., Hertel, S. A., Horn, M., Huang, D. Q., Ihm, M., Jacobsen, R. G., Kazkaz, K., Knoche, R., Larsen, N. A., Lee, C., Lenardo, B., Lesko, K. T., Lindote, A., Lopes, M. I., Malling, D. C., Manalaysay, A., Mannino, R., McKinsey, D. N., Mei, D. -M., Mock, J., Moongweluwan, M., Morad, J., Murphy, A. St. J., Nehrkorn, C., Nelson, H., Neves, F., Ott, R. A., Pangilinan, M., Parker, P. D., Pease, E. K., Pech, K., Phelps, P., Reichhart, L., Shutt, T., Silva, C., Solovov, V. N., Sorensen, P., O'Sullivan, K., Sumner, T. J., Szydagis, M., Taylor, D., Tennyson, B., Tiedt, D. R., Tripathi, M., Tvrznikova, L., Uvarov, S., Verbus, J. R., Walsh, N., Webb, R., White, J. T., Witherell, M. S., Wolfs, F. L. H., Woods, M., and Zhang, C. Tue . "First Results of the LUX Dark Matter Experiment". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2015.09.043. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1439190.
@article{osti_1439190,
title = {First Results of the LUX Dark Matter Experiment},
author = {Carmona-Benitez, M. C. and Akerib, D. S. and Araújo, H. M. and Bai, X. and Bailey, A. J. and Balajthy, J. and Beltrame, P. and Bernard, E. and Bernstein, A. and Bradley, A. and Byram, D. and Cahn, S. B. and Chan, C. and Chapman, J. J. and Chiller, A. A. and Chiller, C. and Currie, A. and de Viveiros, L. and Dobi, A. and Dobson, J. and Druszkiewicz, E. and Edwards, B. and Faham, C. H. and Fiorucci, S. and Flores, C. and Gaitskell, R. J. and Gehman, V. M. and Ghag, C. and Gibson, K. R. and Gilchriese, M. G. D. and Hall, C. and Hanhardt, M. and Haselschwardt, S. and Hertel, S. A. and Horn, M. and Huang, D. Q. and Ihm, M. and Jacobsen, R. G. and Kazkaz, K. and Knoche, R. and Larsen, N. A. and Lee, C. and Lenardo, B. and Lesko, K. T. and Lindote, A. and Lopes, M. I. and Malling, D. C. and Manalaysay, A. and Mannino, R. and McKinsey, D. N. 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, R. A. and Pangilinan, M. and Parker, P. D. and Pease, E. K. and Pech, K. and Phelps, P. and Reichhart, L. and Shutt, T. and Silva, C. and Solovov, V. N. and Sorensen, P. and O'Sullivan, K. and Sumner, T. J. and Szydagis, M. and Taylor, D. and Tennyson, B. and Tiedt, D. R. and Tripathi, M. and Tvrznikova, L. and Uvarov, S. and Verbus, J. R. and Walsh, N. and Webb, R. and White, J. T. and Witherell, M. S. and Wolfs, F. L. H. and Woods, M. and Zhang, C.},
abstractNote = {LUX (Large Underground Xenon) is a dark matter direct detection experiment deployed at the 4850' level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, SD, operating a 370 kg dual-phase xenon TPC. Results of the first WIMP search run were presented in late 2013, for the analysis of 85.3 live-days with a fiducial volume of 118 kg, taken during the period of April to August 2013. The experiment exhibited a sensitivity to spin-independent WIMP-nucleon elastic scattering with a minimum upper limit on the cross section of 7.6×10-46 cm2 at a WIMP mass of 33 GeV/c2, thus becoming the world's leading WIMP search result, in conflict with several previous claimed hints of discovery.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2015.09.043},
journal = {Nuclear and Particle Physics Proceedings},
number = C,
volume = 273-275,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {5}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: The LUX low-energy response inside the fiducial volume to tritium internal ER calibration source (panel a) and AmBe and 252Cf external NR calibration sources (panel b). The ER band mean (solid blue) of the parametrized tritium distribution and the NR band mean (solid red) obtained from simulations aremore » shown in both panels, together with ±1.28 σ contours (dashed lines). The 200 phe analysis threshold for S2 signals is shown as a dashed-dotted line (magenta) in both panels. Grey contours indicate constant energies in keVee and keVnr respectively.« less

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journal, December 2018

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  • International Journal of Modern Physics A, Vol. 33, Issue 36
  • DOI: 10.1142/s0217751x1830034x

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