The Belle II vertex detector integration

(Belle II DEPFET, PXD, and SVD Collaborations)

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The Belle II experiment comes with a substantial upgrade of the Belle detector and will operate at the SuperKEKB energy-asymmetric e+e collider with energies tuned to ϒ(4S) resonance s=10.588 GeV. The accelerator has successfully completed the first phase of commissioning in 2016 and the first electron–positron collisions in Belle II took place in April 2018. Belle II features a newly designed silicon vertex detector based on DEPFET pixel and double-sided strip layers. Currently, a subset of the vertex detector is installed (Phase 2 of the experiment). Installation of the full detector (Phase 3) will be completed by the end of 2018. This paper describes the Phase 2 arrangement of the Belle II silicon vertex detector, with focus on the interconnection of detectors and their integration with the software framework of Belle II. Alignment issues are discussed based on detector simulations and first acquired data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)616-620
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Aug 21
Externally publishedYes


  • Belle II
  • Data acquisition
  • Pixel detector
  • Silicon sensor
  • Strip detector
  • Vertex detector

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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