LZ Dark Matter Experiment
LZ is a next generation dark matter experiment. Dark matter comprises about 85% of the mass of the Universe and its particle nature is still unknown. The LZ detector uses 10 tonnes total of liquified xenon to search for the faint interactions between galactic dark matter and regular matter.
This project is a merger of two previous dark matter detection experiments: LUX (Large Underground Xenon) and ZEPLIN (ZonEd Proportional scintillation in LIquid Noble gases,) thus the name LZ. It has been selected by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US National Science Foundation as one of the three “Generation 2” dark matter experiments they will be funding.