# Measurement of the gamma ray background in the Davis cavern at the Sanford Underground Research Facility

@article{Akerib2020MeasurementOT, title={Measurement of the gamma ray background in the Davis cavern at the Sanford Underground Research Facility}, author={D. Akerib and C. Akerlof and S. Alsum and N. Angelides and H. Ara'ujo and J. E. Armstrong and M. Arthurs and X. Bai and J. Balajthy and S. Balashov and A. Baxter and E. P. Bernard and A. Biekert and T. Biesiadzinski and K. Boast and B. Boxer and P. Bras and J. Buckley and V. Bugaev and S. Burdin and J. Busenitz and C. Carels and D. Carlsmith and M. C. Carmona-Benitez and M. Cascella and C. Chan and A. Cole and A. Cottle and J. Cutter and C. E. Dahl and L. Viveiros and J. Dobson and E. Druszkiewicz and T. Edberg and A. Fan and S. Fiorucci and H. Flaecher and T. Fruth and R. Gaitskell and J. Genovesi and C. Ghag and M. Gilchriese and S. Gokhale and M. D. Grinten and C. R. Hall and S. Hans and J. Harrison and S. Haselschwardt and S. A. Hertel and J. Hor and M. Horn and D. Huang and C. Ignarra and O. Jahangir and W. Ji and J. Johnson and A. Kaboth and K. Kamdin and D. Khaitan and A. Khazov and W. T. Kim and C. D. Kocher and L. Korley and E. Korolkova and J. Kras and H. Kraus and S. Kravitz and L. Kreczko and B. Krikler and V. Kudryavtsev and E. Leason and J. Lee and D. S. Leonard and K. Lesko and C. L{\'e}vy and J. Li and J. Liao and F. Liao and J. Lin and A. Lindote and R. Linehan and W. H. Lippincott and R. Liu and X. Liu and C. Loniewski and M. I. Lopes and B. L. Paredes and W. Lorenzon and S. Luitz and J. M. Lyle and P. Majewski and A. Manalaysay and L. Manenti and R. Mannino and N. Marangou and M. F. Marzioni and D. Mckinsey and J. McLaughlin and Y. Meng and E. H. Miller and M. Monzani and J. Morad and E. Morrison and B. J. Mount and A. Murphy and D. Naim and A. Naylor and C. Nedlik and C. Nehrkorn and H. Nelson and F. Neves and J. Nikoleyczik and A. Nilima and I. Olcina and K. Oliver-Mallory and S. Pal and K. Palladino and E. Pease and B. Penning and G. Pereira and A. Piepke and K. Pushkin and J. Reichenbacher and C. Rhyne and Q. Riffard and G. Rischbieter and J. Rodrigues and R. Rosero and P. Rossiter and G. Rutherford and A. Sazzad and R. W. Schnee and M. Schubnell and P. R. Scovell and D. Seymour and S. Shaw and T. Shutt and J. J. Silk and C. Silva and M. Solmaz and V. Solovov and P. S{\o}rensen and I. Stancu and A. Stevens and T. M. Stiegler and K. Stifter and M. Szydagis and W. Taylor and R. Taylor and D. Temples and P. Terman and D. Tiedt and M. Timalsina and A. Tomas and M. Tripathi and L. Tvrznikova and U. Utku and S. Uvarov and A. Vacheret and J. Wang and J. Watson and R. Webb and R. G. White and T. J. Whitis and F. Wolfs and D. Woodward and J. Yin}, journal={Astroparticle Physics}, year={2020}, volume={116}, pages={102391} }

Abstract Deep underground environments are ideal for low background searches due to the attenuation of cosmic rays by passage through the earth. However, they are affected by backgrounds from γ-rays emitted by 40K and the 238U and 232Th decay chains in the surrounding rock. The LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment will search for dark matter particle interactions with a liquid xenon TPC located within the Davis campus at the Sanford Underground Research Facility, Lead, South Dakota, at the 4850-foot… CONTINUE READING

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