Skip to main content
Carmona Benitez
Assistant Professor of Physics
Carmen Carmona Benitez

Lab: Davey 012 and 019

Mailing Address: The Pennsylvania State University
Department of Physics
Davey Lab 104, PMB 219
University Park, PA 16802

Lab Phone: (814)-867-0089


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


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

D.S. Akerib et al. (LUX Collaboration), “Radiogenic and muon‐induced backgrounds in the LUX dark matter detector”, Astropart. Phys. 62, 33‐46 (2015). 

D.S. Akerib et al. (LUX Collaboration), “First Results from the LUX Dark Matter Experiment at the Sanford Underground Research Facility”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 112, 091303 (2014).

D.S. Akerib et al. (LUX Collaboration), “An ultra‐low background PMT for liquid xenon detectors”, Nucl. Instrum. Meth., A703, 1‐6 (2013). 

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).