17-22 July 2016
Master Cutlers Hall
Europe/London timezone

First results from the LUX-ZEPLIN simulated detector electronics response.

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Master Cutlers Hall

Master Cutlers Hall

Sheffield, UK


Mr. Cees Carels (University of Oxford)


LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) is a two-phase xenon dark matter direct detection experiment due to be built in the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, South Dakota, USA. It will be among the most sensitive experiments of its kind, putting new constraints on the WIMP-nucleon interaction cross-section. The design of the analogue electronics signal chain consists of photomultiplier tubes, cabling, and dual-gain amplifiers. After digitisation and triggering, data are stored in a bespoke format. A preliminary simulation has been made of the LZ detector electronics signal chain, enabling a first simulation of the complete process from detector physics events to analysed waveform data – paving the way to study non-standard events. Furthermore, the detector electronics response simulation allows making estimates of event data volumes and data rates. In this poster we present first results from the new detector electronics response simulation, demonstrating simulated waveform output and comparing to measured data from the electronics chain test-setup.

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Mr. Cees Carels (University of Oxford)

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