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author = {Araujo, HM and Akimov, DY and Alner, GJ and Bewick, A and Bungau, C and Camanzi, B and Carson, MJ and Chepel, V and Chagani, H and Davidge, D and Davies, JC and Daw, E and Dawson, J and Durkin, T and Edwards, B and Gamble, T and Ghag, C and Hollingworth, R and Howard, AS and Jones, WG and Joshi, M and Kirkpatrick, J and Kovalenko, A and Kudryavtsev, VA and Lebedenko, VN and Lawson, T and Lewin, JD and Lightfoot, P and Lindote, A and Liubarsky, I and Lopes, MI and Luscher, R and Majewski, P and Mavrokoridis, K and McMillan, J and Morgan, B and Muna, D and Murphy, AS and Neves, F and Nicklin, G and Paling, S and da, Cunha JP and Plank, S and Preece, R and Quenby, JJ and Robinson, M and Silva, C and Solovov, VN and Smith, NJT and Smith, PF and Spooner, NJC and Stekhanov, V and Sumner, TJ and Tovey, DR and Thorne, C and Tziaferi, E and Walker, RJ},
doi = {10.1016/j.astropartphys.2006.05.006},
journal = {Astroparticle Physics},
pages = {140--153},
title = {The ZEPLIN-III dark matter detector: Performance study using an end-to-end simulation tool},
url = {},
volume = {26},
year = {2006}

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AB - We present results from a GEANT4-based Monte Carlo tool for end-to-end simulations of the ZEPLIN-III dark matter experiment.ZEPLIN-III is a two-phase detector which measures both the scintillation light and the ionisation charge generated in liquid xenon byinteracting particles and radiation. The software models the instrument response to radioactive backgrounds and calibration sources,including the generation, ray-tracing and detection of the primary and secondary scintillations in liquid and gaseous xenon, and subsequentprocessing by data acquisition electronics. A flexible user interface allows easy modification of detector parameters at run time.Realistic datasets can be produced to help with data analysis, an example of which is the position reconstruction algorithm developedfrom simulated data. We present a range of simulation results confirming the original design sensitivity of a few times 108 pb to theWIMP-nucleon cross-section.
AU - Araujo,HM
AU - Akimov,DY
AU - Alner,GJ
AU - Bewick,A
AU - Bungau,C
AU - Camanzi,B
AU - Carson,MJ
AU - Chepel,V
AU - Chagani,H
AU - Davidge,D
AU - Davies,JC
AU - Daw,E
AU - Dawson,J
AU - Durkin,T
AU - Edwards,B
AU - Gamble,T
AU - Ghag,C
AU - Hollingworth,R
AU - Howard,AS
AU - Jones,WG
AU - Joshi,M
AU - Kirkpatrick,J
AU - Kovalenko,A
AU - Kudryavtsev,VA
AU - Lebedenko,VN
AU - Lawson,T
AU - Lewin,JD
AU - Lightfoot,P
AU - Lindote,A
AU - Liubarsky,I
AU - Lopes,MI
AU - Luscher,R
AU - Majewski,P
AU - Mavrokoridis,K
AU - McMillan,J
AU - Morgan,B
AU - Muna,D
AU - Murphy,AS
AU - Neves,F
AU - Nicklin,G
AU - Paling,S
AU - da,Cunha JP
AU - Plank,S
AU - Preece,R
AU - Quenby,JJ
AU - Robinson,M
AU - Silva,C
AU - Solovov,VN
AU - Smith,NJT
AU - Smith,PF
AU - Spooner,NJC
AU - Stekhanov,V
AU - Sumner,TJ
AU - Tovey,DR
AU - Thorne,C
AU - Tziaferi,E
AU - Walker,RJ
DO - 10.1016/j.astropartphys.2006.05.006
EP - 153
PY - 2006///
SN - 1873-2852
SP - 140
TI - The ZEPLIN-III dark matter detector: Performance study using an end-to-end simulation tool
T2 - Astroparticle Physics
UR -
UR -
VL - 26
ER -