The ZEPLIN II dark matter detector: Data acquisition system and data reduction

G. J. Alner, H. M. Araújo, A. Bewick, C. Bungau, B. Camanzi, M. J. Carson, H. Chagani, V. Chepel, D. Cline, D. Davidge, J. C. Davies, E. Daw, J. Dawson, T. Durkin, B. Edwards, T. Gamble, J. Gao, C. Ghag, W. G. Jones, M. JoshiE. V. Korolkova, V. A. Kudryavtsev, T. Lawson, V. N. Lebedenko, J. D. Lewin, P. K. Lightfoot, A. Lindote, I. Liubarsky, M. I. Lopes, R. Lüscher, P. Majewski, K. Mavrokoridis, J. E. McMillan, B. Morgan, D. Muna, A. S. Murphy, F. Neves, G. G. Nicklin, W. Ooi, S. M. Paling, J. Pinto da Cunha, S. J S Plank, R. M. Preece, J. Quenby, M. Robinson, C. Silva, V. N. Solovov, N. J T Smith, P. F. Smith, N. J C Spooner, T. J. Sumner, C. Thorne, D. Tovey, E. Tziaferi, R. J. Walker, H. Wang, J. White, F. L H Wolfs

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Abstract

ZEPLIN II is a two-phase (liquid/gas) xenon dark matter detector searching for WIMP-nucleon interactions. In this paper we describe the data acquisition system used to record the data from ZEPLIN II and the reduction procedures which parameterise the data for subsequent analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-109
Number of pages9
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume587
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 11 2008

Keywords

  • Dark matter experiments
  • Data acquisition
  • Data analysis

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