We have upgraded the beampipe and the silicon vertex tracker of the Belle detector for increased luminosity and to achieve better vertex resolution. The radius of the beampipe was reduced from 2 to 1.5cm to achieve better vertex resolution. In order to reduce the beam background that could accompany the reduction of the beampipe radius, a massive mask made of tantalum and tungsten was placed on each side of the central section. The total weight of them is 40 kg. The maximum radiation dose of the silicon tracker is measured about 80 krad/yr. This is lower than the dose of 100krad per year with the previous beampipe even though the beampipe radius is smaller. The beampipe is designed to minimize heating, and enough cooling power is provided by the liquid cooling.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 11 2004|
|Event||Proceedings of the 10th International Viennna Conference - Vienna, Austria|
Duration: Feb 16 2004 → Feb 21 2004
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics