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DOE, NSF to fund LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment at Sanford Lab

August 1, 2014

LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ), a second generation dark matter experiment, got a big boost when the Department of Energy and National Science Foundation selected it as one of three experiments that will be funded in the next-generation dark matter search. LZ will build on the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment, which has been operating at the 4850 Level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility since 2012, and on the ZEPLIN dark matter program in the United Kingdom, which pioneered the use of these types of detectors underground.

MJD reaches major milestone

July 2, 2014

Ben Jasinski, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of South Dakota (USD), joined the Majorana Demonstrator (MJD) team just six months ago. Last week, he helped the collaboration reach a major milestone when the team finished assembling the first enriched germanium (Ge76) string.