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Title: The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment

Abstract

The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) collaboration has designed and constructed a dual-phase xenon detector, in order to conduct a search for Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs), a leading dark matter candidate. The goal of the LUX detector is to clearly detect (or exclude) WIMPS with a spin independent cross section per nucleon of 2×10 -46 cm 2, equivalent to ~1 event/100 kg/month in the inner 100-kg fiducial volume (FV) of the 370-kg detector. The overall background goals are set to have <1 background events characterized as possible WIMPs in the FV in 300 days of running. This work describes the design and construction of the LUX detector.

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Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC); National Science Foundation (NSF); Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), Tucson, AZ (United States); Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) (Portugal); Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF), Lead, SD (United States); USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
The LUX Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1454546
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1511351
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0000979; FG02-08ER41549; FG02-91ER40688; FG02-95ER40917; FG02-91ER40674; FG02-11ER41738; SC0006605; AC02- 05CH11231; AC52-07NA27344; PHYS-0750671; PHY-0801536; PHY-1004661; PHY-1102470; PHY-1003660; CERN/FP/123610/2011; AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 704; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Dark matter detectors; Liquid xenon

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Akerib, D. S., Bai, X., Bedikian, S., Bernard, E., Bernstein, A., Bolozdynya, A., Bradley, A., Byram, D., Cahn, S. B., Camp, C., Carmona-Benitez, M. C., Carr, D., Chapman, J. J., Chiller, A., Chiller, C., Clark, K., Classen, T., Coffey, T., Curioni, A., Dahl, E., Dazeley, S., de Viveiros, L., Dobi, A., Dragowsky, E., Druszkiewicz, E., Edwards, B., Faham, C. H., Fiorucci, S., Gaitskell, R. J., Gibson, K. R., Gilchriese, M., Hall, C., Hanhardt, M., Holbrook, B., Ihm, M., Jacobsen, R. G., Kastens, L., Kazkaz, K., Knoche, R., Kyre, S., Kwong, J., Lander, R., Larsen, N. A., Lee, C., Leonard, D. S., Lesko, K. T., Lindote, A., Lopes, M. I., Lyashenko, A., Malling, D. C., Mannino, R., Marquez, Z., McKinsey, D. N., Mei, D. -M., Mock, J., Moongweluwan, M., Morii, M., Nelson, H., Neves, F., Nikkel, J. A., Pangilinan, M., Parker, P. D., Pease, E. K., Pech, K., Phelps, P., Rodionov, A., Roberts, P., Shei, A., Shutt, T., Silva, C., Skulski, W., Solovov, V. N., Sofka, C. J., Sorensen, P., Spaans, J., Stiegler, T., Stolp, D., Svoboda, R., Sweany, M., Szydagis, M., Taylor, D., Thomson, J., Tripathi, M., Uvarov, S., Verbus, J. R., Walsh, N., Webb, R., White, D., White, J. T., Whitis, T. J., Wlasenko, M., Wolfs, F. L. H., Woods, M., and Zhang, C. The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2012.11.135.
Akerib, D. S., Bai, X., Bedikian, S., Bernard, E., Bernstein, A., Bolozdynya, A., Bradley, A., Byram, D., Cahn, S. B., Camp, C., Carmona-Benitez, M. C., Carr, D., Chapman, J. J., Chiller, A., Chiller, C., Clark, K., Classen, T., Coffey, T., Curioni, A., Dahl, E., Dazeley, S., de Viveiros, L., Dobi, A., Dragowsky, E., Druszkiewicz, E., Edwards, B., Faham, C. H., Fiorucci, S., Gaitskell, R. J., Gibson, K. R., Gilchriese, M., Hall, C., Hanhardt, M., Holbrook, B., Ihm, M., Jacobsen, R. G., Kastens, L., Kazkaz, K., Knoche, R., Kyre, S., Kwong, J., Lander, R., Larsen, N. A., Lee, C., Leonard, D. S., Lesko, K. T., Lindote, A., Lopes, M. I., Lyashenko, A., Malling, D. C., Mannino, R., Marquez, Z., McKinsey, D. N., Mei, D. -M., Mock, J., Moongweluwan, M., Morii, M., Nelson, H., Neves, F., Nikkel, J. A., Pangilinan, M., Parker, P. D., Pease, E. K., Pech, K., Phelps, P., Rodionov, A., Roberts, P., Shei, A., Shutt, T., Silva, C., Skulski, W., Solovov, V. N., Sofka, C. J., Sorensen, P., Spaans, J., Stiegler, T., Stolp, D., Svoboda, R., Sweany, M., Szydagis, M., Taylor, D., Thomson, J., Tripathi, M., Uvarov, S., Verbus, J. R., Walsh, N., Webb, R., White, D., White, J. T., Whitis, T. J., Wlasenko, M., Wolfs, F. L. H., Woods, M., & Zhang, C. The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2012.11.135.
Akerib, D. S., Bai, X., Bedikian, S., Bernard, E., Bernstein, A., Bolozdynya, A., Bradley, A., Byram, D., Cahn, S. B., Camp, C., Carmona-Benitez, M. C., Carr, D., Chapman, J. J., Chiller, A., Chiller, C., Clark, K., Classen, T., Coffey, T., Curioni, A., Dahl, E., Dazeley, S., de Viveiros, L., Dobi, A., Dragowsky, E., Druszkiewicz, E., Edwards, B., Faham, C. H., Fiorucci, S., Gaitskell, R. J., Gibson, K. R., Gilchriese, M., Hall, C., Hanhardt, M., Holbrook, B., Ihm, M., Jacobsen, R. G., Kastens, L., Kazkaz, K., Knoche, R., Kyre, S., Kwong, J., Lander, R., Larsen, N. A., Lee, C., Leonard, D. S., Lesko, K. T., Lindote, A., Lopes, M. I., Lyashenko, A., Malling, D. C., Mannino, R., Marquez, Z., McKinsey, D. N., Mei, D. -M., Mock, J., Moongweluwan, M., Morii, M., Nelson, H., Neves, F., Nikkel, J. A., Pangilinan, M., Parker, P. D., Pease, E. K., Pech, K., Phelps, P., Rodionov, A., Roberts, P., Shei, A., Shutt, T., Silva, C., Skulski, W., Solovov, V. N., Sofka, C. J., Sorensen, P., Spaans, J., Stiegler, T., Stolp, D., Svoboda, R., Sweany, M., Szydagis, M., Taylor, D., Thomson, J., Tripathi, M., Uvarov, S., Verbus, J. R., Walsh, N., Webb, R., White, D., White, J. T., Whitis, T. J., Wlasenko, M., Wolfs, F. L. H., Woods, M., and Zhang, C. Thu . "The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2012.11.135. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1454546.
@article{osti_1454546,
title = {The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment},
author = {Akerib, D. S. and Bai, X. and Bedikian, S. and Bernard, E. and Bernstein, A. and Bolozdynya, A. and Bradley, A. and Byram, D. and Cahn, S. B. and Camp, C. and Carmona-Benitez, M. C. and Carr, D. and Chapman, J. J. and Chiller, A. and Chiller, C. and Clark, K. and Classen, T. and Coffey, T. and Curioni, A. and Dahl, E. and Dazeley, S. and de Viveiros, L. and Dobi, A. and Dragowsky, E. and Druszkiewicz, E. and Edwards, B. and Faham, C. H. and Fiorucci, S. and Gaitskell, R. J. and Gibson, K. R. and Gilchriese, M. and Hall, C. and Hanhardt, M. and Holbrook, B. and Ihm, M. and Jacobsen, R. G. and Kastens, L. and Kazkaz, K. and Knoche, R. and Kyre, S. and Kwong, J. and Lander, R. and Larsen, N. A. and Lee, C. and Leonard, D. S. and Lesko, K. T. and Lindote, A. and Lopes, M. I. and Lyashenko, A. and Malling, D. C. and Mannino, R. and Marquez, Z. and McKinsey, D. N. and Mei, D. -M. and Mock, J. and Moongweluwan, M. and Morii, M. and Nelson, H. and Neves, F. and Nikkel, J. A. and Pangilinan, M. and Parker, P. D. and Pease, E. K. and Pech, K. and Phelps, P. and Rodionov, A. and Roberts, P. and Shei, A. and Shutt, T. and Silva, C. and Skulski, W. and Solovov, V. N. and Sofka, C. J. and Sorensen, P. and Spaans, J. and Stiegler, T. and Stolp, D. and Svoboda, R. and Sweany, M. and Szydagis, M. and Taylor, D. and Thomson, J. and Tripathi, M. and Uvarov, S. and Verbus, J. R. and Walsh, N. and Webb, R. and White, D. and White, J. T. and Whitis, T. J. and Wlasenko, M. and Wolfs, F. L. H. and Woods, M. and Zhang, C.},
abstractNote = {The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) collaboration has designed and constructed a dual-phase xenon detector, in order to conduct a search for Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs), a leading dark matter candidate. The goal of the LUX detector is to clearly detect (or exclude) WIMPS with a spin independent cross section per nucleon of 2×10-46 cm2, equivalent to ~1 event/100 kg/month in the inner 100-kg fiducial volume (FV) of the 370-kg detector. The overall background goals are set to have <1 background events characterized as possible WIMPs in the FV in 300 days of running. This work describes the design and construction of the LUX detector.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nima.2012.11.135},
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment},
number = C,
volume = 704,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {11}
}

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