First Results of the LUX Dark Matter Experiment

Carmona-Benitez, MC, Akerib, DS, Araújo, HM, Bai, X, Bailey, AJ, Balajthy, J, Beltrame, P ORCID: 0000-0001-9523-6128, Bernard, E, Bernstein, A, Bradley, A
et al (show 76 more authors) (2016) First Results of the LUX Dark Matter Experiment. Nuclear and Particle Physics Proceedings, 273-27. pp. 309-313.

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LUX (Large Underground Xenon) is a dark matter direct detection experiment deployed at the 4850' level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, SD, operating a 370 kg dual-phase xenon TPC. Results of the first WIMP search run were presented in late 2013, for the analysis of 85.3 live-days with a fiducial volume of 118 kg, taken during the period of April to August 2013. The experiment exhibited a sensitivity to spin-independent WIMP-nucleon elastic scattering with a minimum upper limit on the cross section of 7.6×10-46cm2 at a WIMP mass of 33 GeV/c2, becoming the world's leading WIMP search result, in conflict with several previous claimed hints of discovery.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2024 09:03
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2024 09:03
DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2015.09.043
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