Title

First Results from the LUX (Large Underground Xenon) Dark Matter Experiment at the Sanford Underground Research Facility

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

The LUX (Large Underground Xenon) experiment is performing a direct-detection search for WIMP dark matter using a two-phase liquid xenon TPC. The target mass is 370 kg (100 kg fiducial), making it the largest such detector in operation and providing excellent self-shielding. Additional background rejection is provided by nuclear recoil discrimination via simultaneous detection of charge and light. LUX is deployed in a water shield at the 4850' level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, SD. The projected cross-section sensitivity of LUX is