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Investment critical to LZ success

September 1, 2015

Investment critical to LZ success

Xenon is a core component of the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment. In its search for dark matter, LUX uses 1/3 of-a-ton of xenon. LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ), the next generation dark matter search, needs 10 tons, which carries a high price tag. But the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) took steps to ease that burden when it committed $2 million toward the purchase of xenon.