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.
CD-4 Approval – LZ Concludes Construction Phase
LZ Detector Moves Underground (Carefully…)
UK Delivers Titanium Cryostat to Sanford Lab.
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.
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 has now been decommissioned to make way for LZ, but its data continue to produce important scientific and technical results.