December 2, 2017
Stanford University
US/Pacific timezone

Development of the LZ High Voltage Grids

Dec 2, 2017, 11:10 AM
10m
PAB 102/103 (Stanford University)

PAB 102/103

Stanford University

382 Via Pueblo Mall Stanford, CA 94305

Speaker

Mr Ryan Linehan (SLAC)

Description

The LZ experiment’s hunt for dark matter relies on a set of uniform electric fields to produce measurable signals for WIMP-xenon interactions. To establish these fields, LZ will use four woven mesh high voltage grids set at different heights in the detector. Because of both the large 1.5-meter diameter of these grids and the strong electric fields on the wire surfaces, a considerable amount of R&D is required to ensure that they are built in a way that satisfies LZ’s physics goals. This talk will discuss the grid development process and highlight a few of the current R&D efforts for optimizing grid construction and treatment prior to installation into LZ.
Session Works in Progress (15+5 min)

Primary author

Mr Ryan Linehan (SLAC)

Presentation materials