ThE belle II silicon vertex Detector

M. Friedl, K. Ackermann, H. Aihara, T. Aziz, T. Bergauer, A. Bozek, A. Campbell, J. Dingfelder, Z. Drasal, A. Frankenberger, K. Gadow, I. Gfall, J. Haba, K. Hara, T. Hara, T. Higuchi, S. Himori, C. Irmler, A. Ishikawa, C. JooD. H. Kah, K. H. Kang, E. Kato, C. Kiesling, P. Kodys, T. Kohriki, S. Koike, P. Kvasnicka, C. Marinas, S. N. Mayekar, T. Mibe, G. B. Mohanty, A. Moll, K. Negishi, H. Nakayama, Z. Natkaniec, C. Niebuhr, Y. Onuki, W. Ostrowicz, H. Park, K. K. Rao, M. Ritter, M. Rozanska, T. Saito, K. Sakai, N. Sato, S. Schmid, M. Schnell, N. Shimizu, H. Steininger, S. Tanaka, K. Tanida, G. Taylor, T. Tsuboyama, K. Ueno, S. Uozumi, Y. Ushiroda, M. Valentan, H. Yamamoto

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The KEKB machine and the Belle experiment in Tsukuba (Japan) are now undergoing an upgrade, leading to an ultimate luminosity of 8×10 35cm-2s-1 in order to measure rare decays in the B system with high statistics. The previous vertex detector cannot cope with this 40-fold increase of luminosity and thus needs to be replaced. Belle II will be equipped with a two-layer Pixel Detector surrounding the beam pipe, and four layers of double-sided silicon strip sensors at higher radii than the old detector. The Silicon Vertex Detector (SVD) will have a total sensitive area of 1.13m2 and 223,744 channels-twice as many as its predecessor. All silicon sensors will be made from 150 mm wafers in order to maximize their size and thus to reduce the relative contribution of the support structure. The forward part has slanted sensors of trapezoidal shape to improve the measurement precision and to minimize the amount of material as seen by particles from the vertex. Fast-shaping front-end amplifiers will be used in conjunction with an online hit time reconstruction algorithm in order to reduce the occupancy to the level of a few percent at most. A novel "Origami" chip-on-sensor scheme is used to minimize both the distance between strips and amplifier (thus reducing the electronic noise) as well as the overall material budget. This report gives an overview on the status of the Belle II SVD and its components, including sensors, front-end detector ladders, mechanics, cooling and the readout electronics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Belle II
  • Origami
  • Silicon
  • Vertex detector

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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