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Signal Corrections and Calibrations in the LUX Dark Matter Detector

dc.contributor.advisorHall, Carteren_US
dc.contributor.authorKnoche, Richarden_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-22T05:40:30Z
dc.date.available2017-06-22T05:40:30Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2SG44
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/19300
dc.description.abstractThe Large Underground Xenon (LUX) Detector has recently finished a 332-day exposure and placed world-leading limits on the spin-independent WIMP-nucleon scattering cross section. In this work, we discuss the basic techniques to produce signal corrections, energy scale calibrations, and recoil band calibrations in a dark matter detector. We discuss a nonuniform electric field that was present during LUX's 332-day exposure, and detail how such a field complicates these calibration techniques. Finally, we expand on the techniques presented earlier, such that they account for all of the complication introduced by the nonuniform electric field, and allow a limit to be produced from the data.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleSignal Corrections and Calibrations in the LUX Dark Matter Detectoren_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPhysicsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPhysicsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCalibrationsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledDark Matteren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledLUXen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSignal Correctionsen_US


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