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author = {Akimov, DY and Alner, GJ and Araujo, HM and Bewick, A and Bungau, C and Burenkov, AA and Carson, MJ and Chagani, H and Chepel, V and Cline, D and Davidge, D and Daw, E and Dawson, J and Durkin, T and Edwards, B and Gamble, T and Chag, C and Hollingworth, RJ and Howard, AS and Jones, WG and Joshi, M and Mavrokoridis, K and Korolkova, E and Kovalenko, A and Kudryavtsev, VA and Kuznetsov, IS and Lawson, T and Lebedenko, VN and Lewin, JD and Lightfoot, P and Lindote, A and Liubarsky, I and Lopes, MI and Luscher, R and McMillan, JE and Majewski, P and Morgan, B and Muna, D and Murphy, AS and Neves, F and Nicklin, GG and Paling, SM and Muna, D and da, Cunha JP and Plank, SJS 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 Thorne, C and Tovey, DR and Tziaferi, E and Walker, RJ and Wang, H and White, J and Wolfs, F},
doi = {10.1016/j.astropartphys.2006.09.005},
journal = {Astroparticle Physics},
pages = {46--60},
title = {The ZEPLIN-III dark matter detector: Instrument design, manufacture and commissioning},
url = {},
volume = {27},
year = {2007}

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AB - We present details of the technical design, manufacture and testing of the ZEPLIN-III dark matter experiment. ZEPLIN-III is a twophasexenon detector which measures both the scintillation light and the ionisation charge generated in the liquid by interacting particlesand radiation. The instrument design is driven by both the physics requirements and by the technology requirements surrounding the useof liquid xenon. These include considerations of key performance parameters, such as the efficiency of scintillation light collection, restrictionsplaced on the use of materials to control the inherent radioactivity levels, attainment of high vacuum levels and chemical contaminationcontrol. The successful solution has involved a number of novel design and manufacturing features which will be of specific use tofuture generations of direct dark matter search experiments as they struggle with similar and progressively more demanding requirements.
AU - Akimov,DY
AU - Alner,GJ
AU - Araujo,HM
AU - Bewick,A
AU - Bungau,C
AU - Burenkov,AA
AU - Carson,MJ
AU - Chagani,H
AU - Chepel,V
AU - Cline,D
AU - Davidge,D
AU - Daw,E
AU - Dawson,J
AU - Durkin,T
AU - Edwards,B
AU - Gamble,T
AU - Chag,C
AU - Hollingworth,RJ
AU - Howard,AS
AU - Jones,WG
AU - Joshi,M
AU - Mavrokoridis,K
AU - Korolkova,E
AU - Kovalenko,A
AU - Kudryavtsev,VA
AU - Kuznetsov,IS
AU - Lawson,T
AU - Lebedenko,VN
AU - Lewin,JD
AU - Lightfoot,P
AU - Lindote,A
AU - Liubarsky,I
AU - Lopes,MI
AU - Luscher,R
AU - McMillan,JE
AU - Majewski,P
AU - Morgan,B
AU - Muna,D
AU - Murphy,AS
AU - Neves,F
AU - Nicklin,GG
AU - Paling,SM
AU - Muna,D
AU - da,Cunha JP
AU - Plank,SJS
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 - Thorne,C
AU - Tovey,DR
AU - Tziaferi,E
AU - Walker,RJ
AU - Wang,H
AU - White,J
AU - Wolfs,F
DO - 10.1016/j.astropartphys.2006.09.005
EP - 60
PY - 2007///
SN - 1873-2852
SP - 46
TI - The ZEPLIN-III dark matter detector: Instrument design, manufacture and commissioning
T2 - Astroparticle Physics
UR -
UR -
VL - 27
ER -