Title

The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) Experiment

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

DOI

10.1016/j.nima.2012.11.135

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 running.
This paper describes the design and construction of the LUX detector.

Comments

Lead author: Daniel S. Akerib

Corresponding author: Frank Wolfs

Collaboration: LUX