LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) is a flagship physics experiment searching for the elusive dark matter particles which many scientists believe make up most of the mass of the universe.
The LZ detector employs a 7-tonne liquid xenon target to search for the rare interactions of these particles with ordinary atoms in the detector medium. The experiment is located one mile underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (Lead, South Dakota, USA).
This is the website for LZUK, the collaboration of nine UK institutes working on LZ. The website for the international project can be found here.
LZ Announces Successful Start of Operations and First Science Results
FIRST RESULTS FROM LZ
Results from the first science run of LZ, confirming the technical performance and world-leading search results from a short “engineering run” in 2022.
SENSITIVITY TO WIMP DARK MATTER
A detailed simulation study of the expected sensitivity of LZ to WIMP dark matter interactions, published before commissioning the experiment.
The description of the LZ experiment as built: major subsystems of the experiment and its key design features and requirements.
TECHNICAL DESIGN REPORT
The design and performance of the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) detector are described as of March 2017 in this Technical Design Report.
CONCEPTUAL DESIGN REPORT
The design and performance of the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) detector are described as of March 2015 in this Conceptual Design Report.
The LUX experiment was decommissioned in 2016 to make way for LZ, but its data continued to produce important scientific and technical results.