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IDM2008 - Identification of Dark Matter 2008
IDM2008 - Identification of Dark Matter 2008
18-22 August 2008 AlbaNova
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LUX - Large Underground Xenon Dark Matter Experiment - Report on Design, Construction and Detector Testing (15'+5')
 
The new 350 kg liquid xenon TPC detector, LUX  [ http://luxdarkmatter.org ], 
has begun construction, and will be 
deployed in 2008, at Sanford Underground Lab (SUSEL). The detector will be 
located in a 250 tonne watershield at 
the 4850 ft level of the Homestake Mine, South Dakota, in the old Davis 
Cavern. Following commissioning in 2008, 
LUX will begin a dark matter search run in early 2009. The goal for the 
experiment will be a search sensitivity (for 
spin independent coupled WIMPs) which is two orders of magnitude better than 
the current best limits [ 
http://dmtools.brown.edu ]. I will discuss critical aspects of the design, and 
construction of the LUX experiment. I 
will report the latest results from the testing of the detector, and will also report 
on the overall construction project 
progress. I will also discuss the factors affecting the physics reach possible with, 
and the design challenges 
associated with, the scale up to 3 tonne, and 20 tonne detectors.
 
Id: 425
Place: AlbaNova
Room: Oskar Klein auditorium
Starting date:
19-Aug-2008   13:25
Duration: 20'
Contribution type: Talk
Primary Authors: Prof. GAITSKELL, Richard (Brown University)
Presenters: Prof. GAITSKELL, Richard
Material: slide Slides
 
Included in session: Direct detection - experiments
Included in track: Direct detection - experiments
 

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