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Maria del Carmen Carmona Benitez

Maria del Carmen Carmona Benitez

Main Content

  • Assistant Professor of Physics
Office: Osmond 320D
Lab: Davey 019
Mailing Address:
The Pennsylvania State University
Department of Physics
104 Davey Lab, PMB 218

University Park, PA 16802
Email: carmona [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu
Phone: (814) 865-6476

Education

  1. Ph.D. (Physics), University of Granada, Granada, Spain (2009).

Biography:

  • Post-doctoral research associate, Case Western Reserve University (2013).
  • Post-doctoral research associate, University of California, Santa Barbara (2014).
  • Assistant project scientist, University of California, Santa Barbara (2016).

Selected Publications

  1. D.S. Akerib et al. (LUX Collaboration), “Radiogenic and muon‐induced backgrounds in the LUX dark matter detector”, Astropart. Phys. 62, 33‐46 (2015). 
  2. D.S. Akerib et al. (LUX Collaboration), “First Results from the LUX Dark Matter Experiment at the Sanford Underground Research Facility”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 112091303 (2014).
  3. D.S. Akerib et al. (LUX Collaboration), “An ultra‐low background PMT for liquid xenon detectors”, Nucl. Instrum. Meth., A703, 1‐6 (2013). 
  4. D.S. Akerib et al. (LUX Collaboration), “Technical results from the surface run of the LUX dark matter experiment”, Astropart. Phys. 45, 34‐43 (2013).

Research Interests

  • Search for dark matter (LUX and LZ experiments)