UK Contributions

UK Scope


These are the main UK contributions to the LZ Project during the construction phase of the experiment.

CALIBRATION DELIVERY

Automated deployment system for external calibration sources for the Xenon Detector and the Outer Detector

PHOTOMULTIPLIERS AND BASES

One-third of the low background photomultiplier tubes and all voltage-divider bases for the Xenon Detector

TPC MONITORING SENSORS

Internal monitoring sensors for the Xenon Detector, including liquid level, displacement sensors, discharge detection, acoustic sensors and thermometry

TITANIUM CRYOSTAT

Low background titanium cryostat to house the Xenon Detector

OD OPTICAL CALIBRATION SYSTEM

Optical calibration system for the Outer Detector, including optoelectronics drivers and fibre optics

COMPONEMT RADIOASSAYS

Material and component radioassays using underground germanium detectors, mass spectrometry and radon emanation chambers

LIQUID XENON TESTING

R&D and component testing in liquid xenon

UK DATA CENTRE & SILMULATIONS

UK Data Centre for processing and distributing LZ data, plus background and detector response simulations

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HOW IT WORKS

Searching for dark matter particles with the noble liquid xenon.

TIMELINE

A timeline of the past and future of the LZ project.

FAQ

(Nearly) everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask!