Interestingly, googling the term does not throw up results beyond the papers I originally found it in - related to dark matter detectors like XENON-100. I assume it's the live time of the experiment (which I'm also not sure of the definition for - the amount of time it was taking data, I think?), converted into days. Is that correct? If anyone could confirm this and give a complete definition, or point me in the direction of resources defining it, I'd be very grateful.

Here's where I originally came across the term: XENON100

  • $\begingroup$ Can you give a reference? $\endgroup$
    – pfnuesel
    Oct 2 '17 at 14:17
  • $\begingroup$ @pfnuesel Added to the question. It appears in several other papers by the collaboration too. $\endgroup$
    – user13948
    Oct 2 '17 at 14:22

In this context, live days means the amount of time the experiment was taking data, and all the systems were running correctly, etc.


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