Status of the Belle silicon vertex detector

Z. Natkaniec, H. Aihara, Y. Asano, T. Aso, A. Bakich, T. Browder, M. C. Chang, Y. Chao, K. F. Chen, S. Chidzik, A. Chouvikov, J. Dalseno, R. Dowd, R. Fernholz, S. Fratina, M. Friedl, H. Fujii, Y. Fujiyama, J. Haba, K. HaraT. Hara, B. Harrop, T. Haruyama, K. Hayashi, M. Hazumi, D. Heffernan, T. Higuchi, A. Igarashi, Y. Igarashi, H. Ikeda, Hirokazu Ishino, S. Iwaida, T. Kameshima, P. Kapusta, K. Kasami, T. Kawasaki, A. Kibayashi, S. Koike, S. Korpar, P. Križan, H. Kurashiro, A. Kusaka, T. Lesiak, D. Marlow, H. Matsumoto, Y. Mikami, H. Miyake, G. R. Moloney, S. Nozaki, R. Ohkubo, S. Okuno, S. Ono, Y. Onuki, W. Ostrowicz, H. Ozaki, L. Peak, M. Pernicka, M. Rosen, M. Rozanska, N. Sato, S. Schmid, J. Schümann, T. Shibata, R. Stamen, S. Stanič, H. Steininger, K. Sumisawa, J. Suzuki, H. Tajima, O. Tajima, K. Takahashi, F. Takasaki, N. Tamura, M. Tanaka, G. N. Taylor, K. Trabelsi, W. Trischuk, T. Tsuboyama, K. Uchida, K. Ueno, K. Ueno, Y. Ushiroda, S. Vahsen, G. Varner, K. Varvell, Y. S. Velikzhanin, C. C. Wang, M. Z. Wang, M. Watanabe, Y. Watanabe, H. Yamamoto, Y. Yamashita, M. Yamauchi, R. Yang, Y. Yasu, T. Ziegler, D. Žontar

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The old silicon vertex detector (SVD1) of the Belle detector, operating at the high-luminosity asymmetric energy e+e- collider KEKB, was replaced by an upgraded version (SVD2) in 2003. The new detector has modified geometry and redesigned readout electronics, providing a larger polar angle acceptance, better vertex resolution, improved radiation hardness and reduced dead time. The operation of the detector started successfully in October 2003. The basic concepts of the SVD2 design as well as its performance after 10 months of data taking are described in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2006
Externally publishedYes



  • Belle
  • Kekb
  • Silicon detector
  • Silicon strip detector
  • SVD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Natkaniec, Z., Aihara, H., Asano, Y., Aso, T., Bakich, A., Browder, T., Chang, M. C., Chao, Y., Chen, K. F., Chidzik, S., Chouvikov, A., Dalseno, J., Dowd, R., Fernholz, R., Fratina, S., Friedl, M., Fujii, H., Fujiyama, Y., Haba, J., ... Žontar, D. (2006). Status of the Belle silicon vertex detector. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 560(1), 1-4.