Status of the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment

30 Aug 2021, 17:10
Talk in parallel session Dark Matter and its detection Discussion Panel Dark Matter 1


David Woodward (Penn State University)


LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) is a dark matter direct detection experiment currently being commissioned at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, South Dakota. The experiment utilizes a two-phase time projection chamber (TPC) to look for dark matter interactions. The active region of the detector consists of 7 tonnes of liquid xenon with a 5.6 tonne fiducial volume, and is expected to significantly improve our experimental sensitivity to dark matter beyond existing limits set by previous experiments. In this talk, I will give an overview of the LZ project and describe the current status of the experiment, which is expected to start taking science data this year.

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David Woodward (Penn State University)


David Woodward (Penn State University)

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