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IBM Research Laboratory, UK
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2017

Extraction efficiency of drifting electrons in a two-phase xenon time projection chamber
BNV Edwards, E Bernard, EM Boulton, N Destefano, M Gai, M Horn, N Larsen, B Tennyson, L Tvrznikova, C Wahl, others
arXiv preprint arXiv:1710.11032, 2017

Position Reconstruction in LUX
DS Akerib, S Alsum, HM Ara\'ujo, X Bai, AJ Bailey, J Balajthy, P Beltrame, EP Bernard, A Bernstein, TP Biesiadzinski, others
arXiv preprint arXiv:1710.02752, 2017

3D Modeling of Electric Fields in the LUX Detector
DS Akerib, S Alsum, HM Ara\'ujo, X Bai, AJ Bailey, J Balajthy, P Beltrame, EP Bernard, A Bernstein, TP Biesiadzinski, others
arXiv preprint arXiv:1709.00095, 2017

Ultra-Low Energy Calibration of LUX Detector using $\^$\$127$\$ $ Xe Electron Capture
DS Akerib, S Alsum, HM Ara\'ujo, X Bai, AJ Bailey, J Balajthy, P Beltrame, EP Bernard, A Bernstein, TP Biesiadzinski, others
arXiv preprint arXiv:1709.00800, 2017

Kr83m calibration of the 2013 LUX dark matter search
DS Akerib, S Alsum, HM Araujo, X Bai, AJ Bailey, J Balajthy, P Beltrame, EP Bernard, A Bernstein, TP Biesiadzinski, others
arXiv preprint arXiv:1708.02566, 2017

Calibration of a two-phase xenon time projection chamber with a Ar37 source
EM Boulton, E Bernard, N Destefano, BNV Edwards, M Gai, SA Hertel, M Horn, NA Larsen, BP Tennyson, C Wahl, others
arXiv preprint arXiv:1705.08958, 2017

Limits on spin-dependent WIMP-nucleon cross section obtained from the complete LUX exposure
DS Akerib, S Alsum, HM Ara\'ujo, X Bai, AJ Bailey, J Balajthy, P Beltrame, EP Bernard, A Bernstein, TP Biesiadzinski, others
arXiv preprint arXiv:1705.03380, 2017

First searches for axions and axion-like particles with the LUX experiment
DS Akerib, S Alsum, C Aquino, HM Ara\'ujo, X Bai, AJ Bailey, J Balajthy, P Beltrame, EP Bernard, A Bernstein, others
arXiv preprint arXiv:1704.02297, 2017

Results from a search for dark matter in the complete LUX exposure
DS Akerib, S Alsum, HM Ara\'ujo, X Bai, AJ Bailey, J Balajthy, P Beltrame, EP Bernard, A Bernstein, TP Biesiadzinski, others
Physical Review Letters 118(2), 021303, American Physical Society, 2017

Signal yields, energy resolution, and recombination fluctuations in liquid xenon
DS Akerib, S Alsum, HM Ara\'ujo, X Bai, AJ Bailey, J Balajthy, P Beltrame, EP Bernard, A Bernstein, TP Biesiadzinski, others
Physical Review D 95(1), 012008, American Physical Society, 2017

Chromatographic separation of radioactive noble gases from xenon
DS Akerib, HM Ara\'ujo, X Bai, AJ Bailey, J Balajthy, P Beltrame, EP Bernard, A Bernstein, TP Biesiadzinski, EM Boulton, others
Astroparticle Physics, North-Holland, 2017


2016

Results from a search for dark matter in LUX with 332 live days of exposure
DS Akerib, S Alsum, HM Ara\'ujo, X Bai, AJ Bailey, J Balajthy, P Beltrame, EP Bernard, A Bernstein, TP Biesiadzinski, others
arXiv preprint arXiv:1608.07648, 2016

Low-energy (0.7-74 keV) nuclear recoil calibration of the LUX dark matter experiment using DD neutron scattering kinematics
DS Akerib, S Alsum, HM Ara\'ujo, X Bai, AJ Bailey, J Balajthy, P Beltrame, EP Bernard, A Bernstein, TP Biesiadzinski, others
arXiv preprint arXiv:1608.05381, 2016

Improved limits on scattering of weakly interacting massive particles from reanalysis of 2013 LUX data
DS Akerib, HM Ara\'ujo, X Bai, AJ Bailey, J Balajthy, P Beltrame, EP Bernard, A Bernstein, TP Biesiadzinski, EM Boulton, others
Physical review letters 116(16), 161301, American Physical Society, 2016

Results on the spin-dependent scattering of weakly interacting massive particles on nucleons from the run 3 data of the LUX experiment
DS Akerib, HM Ara\'ujo, X Bai, AJ Bailey, J Balajthy, P Beltrame, EP Bernard, A Bernstein, TP Biesiadzinski, EM Boulton, others
Physical review letters 116(16), 161302, American Physical Society, 2016

Design and First Results of the CoDeX Liquid-Xenon Compton-Imaging Detector
Brian Tennyson, Sidney Cahn, Ethan Bernard, Elizabeth Boulton, Nicholas Destefano, Blair Edwards, Ariana Hackenburg, Markus Horn, Nicole Larsen, James Nikkel, others
APS Meeting Abstracts, 2016

Tritium calibration of the LUX dark matter experiment
DS Akerib, HM Ara\'ujo, X Bai, AJ Bailey, J Balajthy, P Beltrame, EP Bernard, A Bernstein, TP Biesiadzinski, EM Boulton, others
Physical Review D 93(7), 072009, American Physical Society, 2016

FPGA-based trigger system for the LUX dark matter experiment
DS Akerib, HM Ara\'ujo, X Bai, AJ Bailey, J Balajthy, P Beltrame, EP Bernard, A Bernstein, TP Biesiadzinski, EM Boulton, others
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment818, 57--67, North-Holland, 2016


2015

LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) conceptual design report
TLZ Collaboration, DS Akerib, CW Akerlof, DY Akimov, SK Alsum, HM Ara\'ujo, X Bai, AJ Bailey, J Balajthy, S Balashov, others
arXiv preprint arXiv:1509.02910, 2015, US Department of Energy

Radon-related backgrounds in the LUX dark matter search
A Bradley, DS Akerib, HM Ara\'ujo, X Bai, AJ Bailey, J Balajthy, E Bernard, A Bernstein, D Byram, SB Cahn, others
Physics Procedia61, 658--665, Elsevier, 2015

The LUX experiment
DS Akerib, HM Ara\'ujo, X Bai, AJ Bailey, J Balajthy, E Bernard, A Bernstein, A Bradley, D Byram, SB Cahn, others
Physics Procedia61, 74--76, Elsevier, 2015

Results from the LUX dark matter experiment
Markus Horn, DS Akerib, HM Ara\'ujo, X Bai, AJ Bailey, J Balajthy, E Bernard, A Bernstein, A Bradley, D Byram, others
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment784, 504--507, North-Holland, 2015

Radiogenic and muon-induced backgrounds in the LUX dark matter detector
DS Akerib, HM Ara\'ujo, X Bai, AJ Bailey, J Balajthy, E Bernard, A Bernstein, A Bradley, D Byram, SB Cahn, others
Astroparticle Physics62, 33--46, North-Holland, 2015


2014

A detailed look at the first results from the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment
Matthew Szydagis, DS Akerib, HM Araujo, X Bai, AJ Bailey, J Balajthy, E Bernard, A Bernstein, A Bradley, D Byram, others
arXiv preprint arXiv:1402.3731, 2014

First results from the LUX dark matter experiment at the Sanford Underground Research Facility
DS Akerib, HM Araujo, X Bai, AJ Bailey, J Balajthy, S Bedikian, E Bernard, A Bernstein, A Bolozdynya, A Bradley, others
Physical Review Letters 112(9), 091303, American Physical Society, 2014

First results from the LUX dark matter experiment at the Sanford Underground Research Facility
DS Akerib, HM Araujo, X Bai, AJ Bailey, J Balajthy, S Bedikian, E Bernard, A Bernstein, A Bolozdynya, A Bradley, others
Physical Review Letters 112(9), 091303, American Physical Society, 2014


2013

Development and First Results of the Yale “PIXeY” Two-Phase Xenon Detector
Nicholas E Destefano, Ethan Bernard, Blair Edwards, Moshe Gai, Markus Horn, Nicole Larsen, Daniel McKinsey, Brian Tennyson, Christopher Wahl
SPIE Optical Engineering+ Applications, pp. 88520I--88520I, 2013

Measurement and simulation of the muon-induced neutron yield in lead
Lindote Reichhart, A Lindote, D Yu Akimov, HM Ara\'ujo, EJ Barnes, VA Belov, A Bewick, AA Burenkov, V Chepel, A Currie, others
Astroparticle Physics47, 67--76, North-Holland, 2013

A measurement of the muon-induced neutron yield in lead at a depth of 2850 m water equivalent
L Reichhart, A Lindote, D Yu Akimov, HM Ara\'ujo, EJ Barnes, VA Belov, A Bewick, AA Burenkov, V Chepel, A Currie, others
AIP Conference Proceedings, pp. 219--222, 2013

An ultra-low background PMT for liquid xenon detectors
DS Akerib, X Bai, E Bernard, A Bernstein, A Bradley, D Byram, SB Cahn, MC Carmona-Benitez, D Carr, JJ Chapman, others
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment703, 1--6, Elsevier, 2013

Technical results from the surface run of the LUX dark matter experiment
DS Akerib, X Bai, E Bernard, A Bernstein, A Bradley, D Byram, SB Cahn, MC Carmona-Benitez, JJ Chapman, T Coffey, others
Astroparticle Physics45, 34--43, Elsevier, 2013

The large underground xenon (LUX) experiment
DS Akerib, X Bai, S Bedikian, E Bernard, A Bernstein, A Bolozdynya, A Bradley, D Byram, SB Cahn, C Camp, others
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment704, 111--126, North-Holland, 2013


2012

Liquid xenon for gamma-ray imaging of special nuclear materials
Nicole A Larsen, Ethan P Bernard, Sidney B Cahn, Blair Edwards, Evan Linck, Alexey Lyashenko, Daniel N McKinsey, James A Nikkel, Casey A Rhyne, Yunchang Shin, others
Homeland Security (HST), 2012 IEEE Conference on Technologies for, pp. 378--383

Status and design of two-phase liquid-Xenon compton-imaging detector
Christopher G Wahl, Ethan P Bernard, Christopher Kachulis, Blair Edwards, Nicole A Larsen, Brian Tennyson, Sidney B Cahn, Daniel N McKinsey, Nicholas E Destefano, Moshe Gai
Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), 2012 IEEE, pp. 1541--1546

Performance data from the ZEPLIN-III second science run
P Majewski, VN Solovov, D Yu Akimov, HM Ara\'ujo, EJ Barnes, VA Belov, AA Burenkov, V Chepel, A Currie, L DeViveiros, others
Journal of Instrumentation 7(03), C03044, IOP Publishing, 2012

Quenching factor for low-energy nuclear recoils in a plastic scintillator
L Reichhart, D Yu Akimov, HM Ara\'ujo, EJ Barnes, VA Belov, AA Burenkov, V Chepel, A Currie, L DeViveiros, B Edwards, others
Physical Review C 85(6), 065801, APS, 2012

Radioactivity backgrounds in ZEPLIN--III
HM Ara\'ujo, D Yu Akimov, EJ Barnes, VA Belov, A Bewick, AA Burenkov, V Chepel, A Currie, L DeViveiros, B Edwards, others
Astroparticle Physics 35(8), 495--502, North-Holland, 2012

Position reconstruction in a dual phase xenon scintillation detector
VN Solovov, VA Belov, D Yu Akimov, HM Araujo, EJ Barnes, AA Burenkov, V Chepel, A Currie, L DeViveiros, B Edwards, others
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 59(6), 3286--3293, IEEE, 2012

WIMP-nucleon cross-section results from the second science run of ZEPLIN-III
D Yu Akimov, HM Araujo, EJ Barnes, VA Belov, A Bewick, AA Burenkov, V Chepel, A Currie, L DeViveiros, B Edwards, others
Physics Letters B 709(1), 14--20, North-Holland, 2012


2011

ZE3RA: the ZEPLIN-III Reduction and Analysis package
F Neves, D Yu Akimov, HM Ara\'ujo, EJ Barnes, VA Belov, AA Burenkov, V Chepel, A Currie, L DeViveiros, B Edwards, others
Journal of Instrumentation 6(11), P11004, IOP Publishing, 2011

Performance of the veto detector incorporated into the ZEPLIN-III experiment
C Ghag, D Yu Akimov, HM Ara\'ujo, EJ Barnes, VA Belov, AA Burenkov, V Chepel, A Currie, L DeViveiros, B Edwards, others
Astroparticle Physics 35(2), 76--86, North-Holland, 2011

Single electron emission in two-phase xenon with application to the detection of coherent neutrino-nucleus scattering
E Santos, B Edwards, V Chepel, HM Ara, D Yu Akimov, EJ Barnes, VA Belov, AA Burenkov, A Currie, L DeViveiros, others
Journal of High Energy Physics 2011(12), 115, Springer-Verlag

Nuclear recoil scintillation and ionisation yields in liquid xenon from ZEPLIN-III data
M Horn, VA Belov, D Yu Akimov, HM Ara\'ujo, EJ Barnes, AA Burenkov, V Chepel, A Currie, B Edwards, C Ghag, others
Physics Letters B 705(5), 471--476, North-Holland, 2011


2010

Calibration of photomultiplier arrays
F Neves, V Chepel, D Yu Akimov, HM Ara\'ujo, EJ Barnes, VA Belov, AA Burenkov, A Currie, B Edwards, C Ghag, others
Astroparticle Physics 33(1), 13--18, North-Holland, 2010

The ZEPLIN-III anti-coincidence veto detector
D Yu Akimov, HM Ara\'ujo, EJ Barnes, VA Belov, AA Burenkov, V Chepel, A Currie, B Edwards, V Francis, C Ghag, others
Astroparticle Physics 34(3), 151--163, North-Holland, 2010

Limits on inelastic dark matter from ZEPLIN-III
D Yu Akimov, HM Araujo, EJ Barnes, VA Belov, A Bewick, AA Burenkov, R Cashmore, V Chepel, A Currie, D Davidge, others
Physics Letters B 692(3), 180--183, North-Holland, 2010


2009

ZEPLIN-II limits on WIMP-nucelon interactions
GJ Alner, HM Ara\'ujo, A Bewick, Cristian Bungau, B Camanzi, MJ Carson, RJ Cashmore, H Chagani, V Chepel, D Cline, others
AIP Conference Proceedings, pp. 218--223, 2009

Limits on the spin-dependent WIMP-nucleon cross sections from the first science run of the ZEPLIN-III experiment
VN Lebedenko, HM Araujo, EJ Barnes, A Bewick, R Cashmore, V Chepel, A Currie, D Davidge, J Dawson, T Durkin, others
Physical review letters 103(15), 151302, American Physical Society, 2009

Results from the first science run of the ZEPLIN-III dark matter search experiment
VN Lebedenko, HM Ara\'ujo, EJ Barnes, A Bewick, R Cashmore, V Chepel, A Currie, D Davidge, J Dawson, T Durkin, others
Physical Review D 80(5), 052010, American Physical Society, 2009


2008

Measurements and simulations of muon-induced neutrons
HM Araujo, RM Preece, E Daw, P Majewski, J Blockley, J Pinto da Cunha, RJ Walker, B Edwards, VA Kudryavtsev, TJ Sumner, others
PoS, 085, 2008

The ZEPLIN II dark matter detector: Data acquisition system and data reduction
GJ Alner, HM Ara\'ujo, A Bewick, Cristian Bungau, B Camanzi, MJ Carson, H Chagani, V Chepel, D Cline, D Davidge, others
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 587(1), 101--109, North-Holland, 2008

Measurements of neutrons produced by high-energy muons at the Boulby Underground Laboratory
HM Ara\'ujo, J Blockley, Cristian Bungau, MJ Carson, H Chagani, E Daw, B Edwards, C Ghag, EV Korolkova, VA Kudryavtsev, others
Astroparticle Physics 29(6), 471--481, North-Holland, 2008

Measurement of single electron emission in two-phase xenon
B Edwards, HM Ara\'ujo, V Chepel, D Cline, T Durkin, J Gao, C Ghag, EV Korolkova, VN Lebedenko, A Lindote, others
Astroparticle Physics 30(2), 54--57, North-Holland, 2008


2007

The ZEPLIN III Detector; Results from Surface Calibrations
TJ Sumner, D Yu Akimov, GJ Alner, HM Ara\'ujo, A Bewick, Cristian Bungau, AA Burenkov, MJ Carson, H Chagani, V Chepel, others
Nuclear Physics B-Proceedings Supplements173, 108--112, North-Holland, 2007

Limits on spin-dependent WIMP-nucleon cross-sections from the first ZEPLIN-II data
GJ Alner, HM Ara\'ujo, A Bewick, C Bungau, B Camanzi, MJ Carson, RJ Cashmore, H Chagani, V Chepel, D Cline, others
Physics Letters B 653(2), 161--166, North-Holland, 2007

The ZEPLIN-III dark matter detector: Instrument design, manufacture and commissioning
D Yu Akimov, GJ Alner, HM Araujo, A Bewick, Cristian Bungau, AA Burenkov, MJ Carson, H Chagani, V Chepel, D Cline, others
Astroparticle Physics 27(1), 46--60, North-Holland, 2007

First limits on WIMP nuclear recoil signals in ZEPLIN-II: A two-phase xenon detector for dark matter detection
GJ Alner, HM Ara\'ujo, A Bewick, Cristian Bungau, B Camanzi, MJ Carson, RJ Cashmore, H Chagani, V Chepel, D Cline, others
Astroparticle Physics 28(3), 287--302, North-Holland, 2007


2006

The ZEPLIN-III dark matter detector: instrument design, manufacture and commissioning
GJ Alner, HM Araujo, A Bewick, C Bungau, AA Burenkov, MJ Carson, V Chepel, D Cline, D Davidge, JC Davies, others
2006

The ZEPLIN-III dark matter detector: Performance study using an end-to-end simulation tool
Henrique M Araujo, D Yu Akimov, GJ Alner, A Bewick, Cristian Bungau, B Camanzi, MJ Carson, V Chepel, H Chagani, D Davidge, others
Astroparticle Physics 26(2), 140--153, North-Holland, 2006


2004

Thermal and contamination control of the Mid-infrared Instrument for JWST
Samantha Heys, Bruce Swinyard, Marc Ferlet, Paul Eccleston, Blair Edwards, Melora Larson, Jose Rodriguez, Stuart Glazer, Shaun Thomson, Larissa Graziani
Proceedings of SPIE, pp. 39--50, 2004