Construction of the World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Moves Ahead

 

Harry Nelson

Named for the merger of two completed dark matter detection experimentsthe United States-based Large Underground Xenon (LUX) and the United Kingdom-based ZonEd Proportional scintillation in Liquid Noble gases (ZEPLIN)LZ will be at least 100 times more sensitive than its predecessor. LUX, a smaller liquid xenon-based underground experiment at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, South Dakota, is now being dismantled to make way for the new project... 

Read the full article at the UCSB Current -- "The Next Generation" 

Part of a high-voltage test stand under construction at the Berkeley Lab, this equipment will help determine how to best supply electrical current to the LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter detector.