2-7 May 2010
Oustau Calendal Conference Center
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The time-of-propagation counter for Belle II

5 May 2010, 14:30
Oustau Calendal Conference Center

Oustau Calendal Conference Center

Cassis, France
Oral presentation Novel Cherenkov imaging techniques Novel Cherenkov imaging techniques


Mr Kurtis Nishimura (University of Hawaii)


The Belle II detector operating at the future upgrade to the KEKB accelerator will perform high-statistics precision investigations into the flavor sector of the Standard Model. As charged hadron identification is a vital element of the experiment's success, the time-of-propagation (TOP) counter has been chosen as the primary particle identification device in the barrel region of Belle II. The TOP counter is a compact variant of the DIRC technique and relies heavily on exquisite single photon timing resolution with micro-channel plate photomultiplier tubes. We discuss the general principles of TOP operation and optimization of the Belle II TOP configuration, which is expected to provide 4 sigma or better separation of kaons and pions up to momenta of approximately 4 GeV/c.
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Mr Kurtis Nishimura (University of Hawaii)

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