The LUX Dark Matter Search -- Status Update

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We report on the design, construction and commissioning of the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter detector at the Sanford Laboratory in Lead, SD, USA. From its inception in 2007, to its construction at a surface laboratory in Lead in 2009-2010, its operation in 2011, and its re-installation 1 mile underground in 2012, we review the relevant achievements already obtained and give an outlook on how LUX will become the most sensitive detector in the field in 2013.


Lead author: Simon Fiorucci

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Collaboration: LUX



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