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Status of ZEPLIN II and ZEPLIN III

  • G. J. Alner
  • A. Bewick
  • R. Bissit
  • C. Bungau
  • B. Camanzi
  • M. J. Carson
  • D. B. Cline
  • J. Champer
  • Y. Chen
  • D. Davidge
  • J. Davis
  • E. Daw
  • J. V. Dawson
  • T. J. Durkin
  • T. Gamble
  • J. Gao
  • C. Ghag
  • A. S. Howard
  • W. G. Jones
  • M. K. Joshi
  • V. A. Kudryavtsev
  • T. B. Lawson
  • V. Lebedenko
  • J. D. Lewin
  • P. K. Lightfoot
  • I. Liubarsky
  • R. Lüscher
  • J. Maxin
  • J. E. McMillan
  • J. Miller
  • B. Morgan
  • A. S. Murphy
  • W. Ooi
  • S. M. Paling
  • R. M. Preece
  • J. J. Quenby
  • M. Robinson
  • G. Salinas
  • J. Seifert
  • F. Sergiampietri
  • N. J. T. Smith
  • P. F. Smith
  • N. J. C. Spooner
  • T. J. Sumner
  • D. R. Tovey
  • R. Walker
  • H. Wang
  • J. T. White
  • X. Yang
Conference paper

Abstract

We describe the ZEPLIN II (30-kg) and ZEPLIN III (7-kg) discriminating dark matter detector using two-phase xenon designed for direct detection of cold dark matter in the form of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles. These two detectors are currently being commissioned. Both detector will begin operation in the Boulby Mine, UK in 2005. ZEPLIN II & III are capable of discriminating between nuclear recoils and background events and have a design reach up to two orders of magnitude beyond current limits. These two detectors will also serve as a step in the development program for a next-generation ton-scale detector.

Keywords

Dark Matter Secondary Signal Dark Matter Search Light Collection Nuclear Recoil 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. J. Alner
    • 4
  • A. Bewick
    • 5
  • R. Bissit
    • 2
  • C. Bungau
    • 4
  • B. Camanzi
    • 4
  • M. J. Carson
    • 6
  • D. B. Cline
    • 1
  • J. Champer
    • 1
  • Y. Chen
    • 1
  • D. Davidge
    • 5
  • J. Davis
    • 6
  • E. Daw
    • 6
  • J. V. Dawson
    • 5
  • T. J. Durkin
    • 4
  • T. Gamble
    • 6
  • J. Gao
    • 2
  • C. Ghag
    • 7
  • A. S. Howard
    • 5
  • W. G. Jones
    • 5
  • M. K. Joshi
    • 5
  • V. A. Kudryavtsev
    • 6
  • T. B. Lawson
    • 6
  • V. Lebedenko
    • 5
  • J. D. Lewin
    • 4
  • P. K. Lightfoot
    • 6
  • I. Liubarsky
    • 5
  • R. Lüscher
    • 4
  • J. Maxin
    • 2
  • J. E. McMillan
    • 6
  • J. Miller
    • 2
  • B. Morgan
    • 6
  • A. S. Murphy
    • 7
  • W. Ooi
    • 1
  • S. M. Paling
    • 6
  • R. M. Preece
    • 4
  • J. J. Quenby
    • 5
  • M. Robinson
    • 6
  • G. Salinas
    • 2
  • J. Seifert
    • 2
  • F. Sergiampietri
    • 1
    • 3
  • N. J. T. Smith
    • 4
  • P. F. Smith
    • 1
    • 4
  • N. J. C. Spooner
    • 6
  • T. J. Sumner
    • 5
  • D. R. Tovey
    • 6
  • R. Walker
    • 5
  • H. Wang
    • 1
  • J. T. White
    • 2
  • X. Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics and Astronomy DepartmentUCLALos Angeles
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentTexas A&M UniversityCollege Station
  3. 3.INFN PisaPisaItaly
  4. 4.Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryChiltonUK
  5. 5.Blackett LaboratoryImperial CollegeLondonUK
  6. 6.Physics DepartmentUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  7. 7.Nuclear Physics DepartmentUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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