BELLE silicon vertex detector

G. Alimonti, H. Aihara, J. Alexander, Y. Asano, A. Bakich, A. Bozek, E. Banaś, T. Browder, J. Dragic, C. Fukunaga, A. Gordon, H. Guler, C. Everton, E. Heenan, J. Haba, M. Hazumi, N. Hastings, T. Hara, T. Hojo, T. HiguchiG. Iwai, Hirokazu Ishino, P. Jalocha, K. Korotuschenko, J. Kaneko, P. Kapusta, T. Kawasaki, J. S. Lange, Y. Li, D. Marlow, G. Moloney, L. Moffitt, S. Mori, T. Matsubara, T. Nakadaira, T. Nakamura, Z. Natkaniec, S. Okuno, S. Olsen, W. Ostrowicz, H. Palka, L. S. Peak, J. Ryuko, M. Rózańska, M. Sevior, J. Shimada, K. Sumisawa, R. Stock, S. Stanič, S. Swain, G. Taylor, F. Takasaki, H. Tajima, K. Trabelsi, N. Tamura, J. Tanaka, M. Tanaka, S. Takahashi, T. Tomura, T. Tsuboyama, Y. Tsujita, G. Varner, K. E. Varvell, Y. Watanabe, H. Yamamoto, Y. Yamada, M. Yokoyama, H. Zhao, D. Žontar

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A silicon vertex detector has been developed for the BELLE experiment at the KEK B-factory to be used to determine the relative displacements of B-meson decay vertices for CP violation measurements. The device has been successfully installed and operated with high-luminosity beam conditions. The average strip yield is larger than 96%, including the preamplifier electronics yield and the detector is currently working stably with a signal-to-noise ratio of 17-40. The measured impact parameter resolution agrees with expectations based on Monte Carlo simulations, and the measured D0 lifetime is in good agreement with the particle data group's average of other measurements. Several B→J/ψK events produced at the Υ(4S) resonance have been detected and separate decay vertices have been found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-77
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 11 2000
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Alimonti, G., Aihara, H., Alexander, J., Asano, Y., Bakich, A., Bozek, A., Banaś, E., Browder, T., Dragic, J., Fukunaga, C., Gordon, A., Guler, H., Everton, C., Heenan, E., Haba, J., Hazumi, M., Hastings, N., Hara, T., Hojo, T., ... Žontar, D. (2000). BELLE silicon vertex detector. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 453(1-2), 71-77.