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Science China Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy

, Volume 57, Issue 8, pp 1476–1494 | Cite as

PandaX: a liquid xenon dark matter experiment at CJPL

  • XiGuang Cao
  • Xun Chen
  • YunHua Chen
  • XiangYi Cui
  • DeQing Fang
  • ChangBo Fu
  • Karl L. Giboni
  • HaoWei Gong
  • GuoDong Guo
  • Ming He
  • Jie Hu
  • XingTao Huang
  • XiangDong Ji
  • YongLin Ju
  • ShaoLi Li
  • Qing Lin
  • HuaXuan Liu
  • JiangLai Liu
  • Xiang Liu
  • Wolfgang Lorenzon
  • YuGang Ma
  • YaJun Mao
  • KaiXuan Ni
  • Kirill Pushkin
  • XiangXiang Ren
  • Michael Schubnell
  • ManBing Shen
  • YuJie Shi
  • Scott Stephenson
  • AnDi Tan
  • Greg Tarlé
  • HongWei Wang
  • JiMing Wang
  • Meng Wang
  • XuMing Wang
  • Zhou Wang
  • YueHuan Wei
  • ShiYong Wu
  • MengJiao Xiao
  • Xiang Xiao
  • PengWei Xie
  • Tao Ye
  • YingHui You
  • XiongHui Zen
  • Hua Zhang
  • Tao Zhang
  • HaiYing Zhao
  • Li Zhao
  • XiaoPeng Zhou
  • ZhongHua Zhu
Article

Abstract

PandaX is a large liquid-xenon detector experiment usable for direct dark-matter detection and 136Xe double-beta decay search. The central vessel was designed to accommodate a staged target volume increase from initially 120 kg (stage I) to 0.5 t (stage II) and eventually to a multi-ton scale. The experiment is located in the Jinping Deep-Underground Laboratory in Sichuan, China. The detector operates in dual-phase mode, allowing detection of both prompt scintillation, and ionization charge through proportional scintillation. In this paper a detailed description of the stage I detector design and performance as well as results established during the commissioning phase are presented.

Keywords

dark matter liquid xenon detector underground experiment time projection chamber 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • XiGuang Cao
    • 4
  • Xun Chen
    • 1
  • YunHua Chen
    • 8
  • XiangYi Cui
    • 1
  • DeQing Fang
    • 4
  • ChangBo Fu
    • 1
  • Karl L. Giboni
    • 1
  • HaoWei Gong
    • 1
  • GuoDong Guo
    • 1
  • Ming He
    • 1
  • Jie Hu
    • 1
  • XingTao Huang
    • 3
  • XiangDong Ji
    • 1
    • 6
    • 7
  • YongLin Ju
    • 2
  • ShaoLi Li
    • 1
  • Qing Lin
    • 1
  • HuaXuan Liu
    • 2
  • JiangLai Liu
    • 1
  • Xiang Liu
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Lorenzon
    • 5
  • YuGang Ma
    • 4
  • YaJun Mao
    • 6
  • KaiXuan Ni
    • 1
  • Kirill Pushkin
    • 1
    • 5
  • XiangXiang Ren
    • 3
  • Michael Schubnell
    • 5
  • ManBing Shen
    • 8
  • YuJie Shi
    • 1
  • Scott Stephenson
    • 5
  • AnDi Tan
    • 7
  • Greg Tarlé
    • 5
  • HongWei Wang
    • 4
  • JiMing Wang
    • 8
  • Meng Wang
    • 3
  • XuMing Wang
    • 1
  • Zhou Wang
    • 2
  • YueHuan Wei
    • 1
  • ShiYong Wu
    • 8
  • MengJiao Xiao
    • 1
  • Xiang Xiao
    • 1
  • PengWei Xie
    • 1
  • Tao Ye
    • 1
  • YingHui You
    • 8
  • XiongHui Zen
    • 8
  • Hua Zhang
    • 2
  • Tao Zhang
    • 1
  • HaiYing Zhao
    • 1
  • Li Zhao
    • 1
  • XiaoPeng Zhou
    • 6
  • ZhongHua Zhu
    • 8
  1. 1.The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astronomy and Cosmology (INPAC) and Department of Physics and AstronomyShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.School of Mechanical EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  3. 3.School of Physics and Key Laboratory of Particle Physics and Particle Irradiation (MOE)Shandong UniversityJinanChina
  4. 4.Shanghai Institute of Applied PhysicsShanghaiChina
  5. 5.Department of PhysicsUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  6. 6.School of PhysicsPeking UniversityBeijingChina
  7. 7.Department of PhysicsUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  8. 8.Yalong River Hydropower Development Company, Ltd.ChengduChina

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