Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division
University of St Andrews
Lucie Tvrznikova’s research at LLNL focuses on neutrino physics. She is developing an atomic tritium beam for the Project 8 experiment. Using atomic tritium, rather than tritium molecules, will serve to lower the systematic errors of the measurement of the absolute neutrino mass, the goal of Project 8. Tvrznikova is also designing a detector to measure the properties of SeF6 ions to assess the possibility of building kiloton-scale selenium neutrinoless double beta experiment.
During her graduate studies, Lucie Tvrznikova worked on direct dark matter searches. She worked on the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) and the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiments, where she focused on an analysis of sub-GeV dark matter candidates, electric field modeling, and high voltage R&D in noble liquids. Lucie is also interested in improving diversity in the physics community, to which end she initiated and drove the development of the LZ Equity & Inclusion Committee and policies.
Akerib, D. S., et al. [LUX Collaboration] “Results of a search for sub-GeV dark matter using 2013 LUX data.” arXiv preprint arXiv:1811.11241 (2018).
Akerib, D. S., et al. [LUX Collaboration] “3D modeling of electric fields in the LUX detector.” Journal of Instrumentation 12.11 (2017): P11022.
Akerib, D. S., et al. [LUX Collaboration] “Results from a search for dark matter in the complete LUX exposure.” Physical review letters 118.2 (2017): 021303.
Akerib, D. S., et al. [LUX Collaboration] “Kr 83 m calibration of the 2013 LUX dark matter search.” Physical Review D 96.11 (2017): 112009.