Barbara Warmbein | 24 March 2016DESY and KEK are two labs that have a lot in common. They know a lot about accelerators, operated and have operated a number of them in their long and eventful histories. They are their countries’ hubs for particle physics research, but they also run accelerators for photon science. They are national labs that collaborate closely with other institutes and labs from around the world. And, notably, with each other. At the recent DESY KEK Workshop at DESY in Hamburg, Germany, the two therefore decided to extend the existing cooperation agreement by another five years.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: Belle-II, DESY, ILC, KEK, LHC, photon science
Ladislav Andricek | 25 November 2015They're all individuals: detectors for particle physics all look very different. However, some of the technologies they (plan to) use can be the same, as this example from Belle II hows: it uses a component originally designed for an ILC detector. An example of technology transfer from the future...
Category: Around the World | Tagged: Belle-II, DEPFET, detector R&D, KEK, MPI
Barbara Warmbein | 15 October 2015Probably the most advanced ultra-thin pixel sensors ever: DEPFET. Developed for the ILD detector’s vertex subdetector, they will be used in the Belle II detector – an extreme example of fast-forward technology spin-off. The first full-size module for use in Belle II has just been completed. It comprises a thin sensitive area (75 microns) with roughly 200,000 DEPFET pixels and the monolithically integrated silicon support frame with all necessary read-out electronics. Stay tuned for a more detailed report in a future issue of NewsLine.
Category: Image of the week | Tagged: Belle-II, DEPFET, detector R&D, vertex detector
24 January 2013The DEPFET structure is one of the candidate technologies for the creation of the most transparent pixelated detector in history. Originally developed for the ILC's predecessor TESLA and a firm candidate for the ILC experiments, it has been selected as the baseline technology for the Belle-II experiment in Japan, a shining example of technology transfer in high-energy physics. In a paper submitted to IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science the collaboration reviews its recent progress in the light of the challenging vertex detector requirements of a linear electron-positron collider at the energy frontier.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: Belle-II, DEPFET, detector R&D, synergy, tracker