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author = {Lebedenko, VN and Araujo, HM and Barnes, EJ and Bewick, A and Cashmore, R and Chepel, V and Currie, A and Davidge, D and Dawson, J and Durkin, T and Edwards, B and Ghag, C and Horn, M and Howard, AS and Hughes, AJ and Jones, WG and Joshi, M and Kalmus, GE and Kovalenko, AG and Lindote, A and Liubarsky, I and Lopes, MI and Luescher, R and Majewski, P and Murphy, ASJ and Neves, F and da, Cunha JP and Preece, R and Quenby, JJ and Scovell, PR and Silva, C and Solovov, VN and Smith, NJT and Smith, PF and Stekhanov, VN and Sumner, TJ and Thorne, C and Walker, RJ},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.80.052010},
journal = {Physical Review D- particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology},
title = {Results from the first science run of the ZEPLIN-III dark matter search experiment},
url = {},
volume = {80},
year = {2009}

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AB - The ZEPLIN-III experiment in the Palmer Underground Laboratory at Boulby uses a 12 kg two-phasexenon time-projection chamber to search for the weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) that mayaccount for the dark matter of our Galaxy. The detector measures both scintillation and ionizationproduced by radiation interacting in the liquid to differentiate between the nuclear recoils expected fromWIMPs and the electron-recoil background signals down to 10 keV nuclear-recoil energy. An analysisof 847 kg days of data acquired between February 27, 2008, and May 20, 2008, has excluded a WIMPnucleonelastic scattering spin-independent cross section above 8:1 10 8 pb at 60 GeVc 2 with a 90%confidence limit. It has also demonstrated that the two-phase xenon technique is capable of betterdiscrimination between electron and nuclear recoils at low-energy than previously achieved by otherxenon-based experiments.
AU - Lebedenko,VN
AU - Araujo,HM
AU - Barnes,EJ
AU - Bewick,A
AU - Cashmore,R
AU - Chepel,V
AU - Currie,A
AU - Davidge,D
AU - Dawson,J
AU - Durkin,T
AU - Edwards,B
AU - Ghag,C
AU - Horn,M
AU - Howard,AS
AU - Hughes,AJ
AU - Jones,WG
AU - Joshi,M
AU - Kalmus,GE
AU - Kovalenko,AG
AU - Lindote,A
AU - Liubarsky,I
AU - Lopes,MI
AU - Luescher,R
AU - Majewski,P
AU - Murphy,ASJ
AU - Neves,F
AU - da,Cunha JP
AU - Preece,R
AU - Quenby,JJ
AU - Scovell,PR
AU - Silva,C
AU - Solovov,VN
AU - Smith,NJT
AU - Smith,PF
AU - Stekhanov,VN
AU - Sumner,TJ
AU - Thorne,C
AU - Walker,RJ
DO - 10.1103/PhysRevD.80.052010
PY - 2009///
SN - 1550-7998
TI - Results from the first science run of the ZEPLIN-III dark matter search experiment
T2 - Physical Review D- particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology
UR -
UR -
VL - 80
ER -