LZ Results and Prospects for the Next Generation Xenon Dark Matter Search Experiment1h
LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) Dark Matter search experiment located at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in South Dakota (USA) started its operation in 2021. The main part of the LZ detector is a dual-phase xenon time projection chamber consisting of 7t of active xenon surrounded by an outer detector. Results of the Science Run 1 include detector characterisation and the world-leading limits on cross-sections for interactions of Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) dark matter with nucleons. Many other physics analyses are in the pipeline. LZ, XENON and DARWIN collaborations have created XLZD consortium to work towards a new generation xenon rare-event observatory. The ultimate goal of the next generation xenon experiment which is expected to be operational in 2030s is to discover dark matter or reach the “neutrino fog” limitations which will require changing the technology for dark matter searches.