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The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment

  • Author(s): Akerib, DS
  • Bai, X
  • Bedikian, S
  • Bernard, E
  • Bernstein, A
  • Bolozdynya, A
  • Bradley, A
  • Byram, D
  • Cahn, SB
  • Camp, C
  • Carmona-Benitez, MC
  • Carr, D
  • Chapman, JJ
  • 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, CH
  • Fiorucci, S
  • Gaitskell, RJ
  • Gibson, KR
  • Gilchriese, M
  • Hall, C
  • Hanhardt, M
  • Holbrook, B
  • Ihm, M
  • Jacobsen, RG
  • Kastens, L
  • Kazkaz, K
  • Knoche, R
  • Kyre, S
  • Kwong, J
  • Lander, R
  • Larsen, NA
  • Lee, C
  • Leonard, DS
  • Lesko, KT
  • Lindote, A
  • Lopes, MI
  • Lyashenko, A
  • Malling, DC
  • Mannino, R
  • Marquez, Z
  • McKinsey, DN
  • Mei, DM
  • Mock, J
  • Moongweluwan, M
  • Morii, M
  • Nelson, H
  • Neves, F
  • Nikkel, JA
  • Pangilinan, M
  • Parker, PD
  • Pease, EK
  • Pech, K
  • Phelps, P
  • Rodionov, A
  • Roberts, P
  • Shei, A
  • Shutt, T
  • Silva, C
  • Skulski, W
  • Solovov, VN
  • Sofka, CJ
  • Sorensen, P
  • Spaans, J
  • Stiegler, T
  • Stolp, D
  • Svoboda, R
  • Sweany, M
  • Szydagis, M
  • Taylor, D
  • Thomson, J
  • Tripathi, M
  • Uvarov, S
  • Verbus, JR
  • Walsh, N
  • Webb, R
  • White, D
  • White, JT
  • Whitis, TJ
  • Wlasenko, M
  • Wolfs, FLH
  • Woods, M
  • Zhang, C
  • et al.
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 2×10-46cm2, equivalent to ∼1event/100kg/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 paper describes the design and construction of the LUX detector. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.

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