The LUX Experiment

D. S. Akerib, H. M. Araújo, X. Bai, A. J. Bailey, J. Balajthy, E. Bernard, A. Bernstein, A. Bradley, D. Byram, S. B. Cahn, M. C. Carmona-Benitez, C. Chan, J. J. Chapman, A. A. Chiller, C. Chiller, T. Coffey, A. Currie, L. De Viveiros, A. Dobi, J. DobsonE. Druszkiewicz, B. Edwards, C. H. Faham, S. Fiorucci, C. Flores, R. J. Gaitskell, V. M. Gehman, C. Ghag, K. R. Gibson, M. G.D. Gilchriese, C. Hall, S. A. Hertel, M. Horn, D. Q. Huang, M. Ihm, R. G. Jacobsen, K. Kazkaz, R. Knoche, N. A. Larsen, C. Lee, A. Lindote, M. I. Lopes, D. C. Malling, R. Mannino, D. N. McKinsey, D. M. Mei, J. Mock, M. Moongweluwan, J. Morad, A. St J. Murphy, C. Nehrkorn, H. Nelson, F. Neves, R. A. Ott, M. Pangilinan, P. D. Parker, E. K. Pease, K. Pech, P. Phelps, L. Reichhart, T. Shutt, C. Silva, V. N. Solovov, P. Sorensen, K. O'Sullivan, T. J. Sumner, M. Szydagis, D. Taylor, B. Tennyson, D. R. Tiedt, M. Tripathi, S. Uvarov, J. R. Verbus, N. Walsh, R. Webb, J. T. White, M. S. Witherell, F. L.H. Wolfs, M. Woods, C. Zhang

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Abstract

We present the status and prospects of the LUX experiment, which employs approximately 300 kg of two-phase xenon to search for WIMP dark matter interactions. The LUX detector was commissioned at the surface laboratory of the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, SD, between December 2011 and February 2012 and the detector has been operating underground since January, 2013. These proceedings review the results of the commissioning run as well as the status of underground data-taking through the summer of 2013.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-76
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Procedia
Volume61
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Event13th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, TAUP 2013 - , United States
Duration: Sep 8 2013Sep 13 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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