UK Contributions


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

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CALIBRATION DELIVERY

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

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PHOTOMULTIPLIERS AND BASES

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

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TPC MONITORING SENSORS

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

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TITANIUM CRYOSTAT

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Low background titanium cryostat to house the Xenon Detector

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OD OPTICAL CALIBRATION SYSTEM

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

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COMPONEMT RADIOASSAYS

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

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LIQUID XENON TESTING

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R&D and component testing in liquid xenon

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UK DATA CENTRE & SILMULATIONS

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

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Learn More

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HOW IT WORKS

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Searching for dark matter particles with the noble liquid xenon.

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TIMELINE

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

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FAQ

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

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