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Belle II Resumes Collisions: Marking a Milestone in Particle Physics Research with Upgraded SuperKEKB Accelerator

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 28, 2024
Belle II Resumes Operations – CERN Courier

In February 2023, the Belle II detector at SuperKEKB in Japan recorded its first e+e– collisions since the summer of 2022. This marked the end of a long shutdown during which significant upgrades were made to the facility. The new vertex detector and improved beam pipe at the collision point were installed to handle expected increases in luminosity and backgrounds from the beams.

Additional enhancements, such as improved radiation shielding and measures to improve data collection performance, were also implemented during this time. The fully instrumented Belle II detector had its first collisions recorded in March 2019, with the primary goal of uncovering new phenomena through precise analysis of B mesons and other particles produced by the SuperKEKB accelerator. With a long-term objective of accumulating a dataset 50 times larger than that of the former Belle experiment, Belle II is set to push the boundaries of particle physics research.

The start of Run 2 in the Belle II control room on February 20 was marked by excitement and anticipation as researchers and scientists eagerly awaited the results of the first e+e– collisions since the facility’s shutdown. This milestone represents a major step forward for the Belle II experiment and the SuperKEKB accelerator, setting the stage for groundbreaking discoveries and advancements in the field of particle physics. The dedication and hard work of

By Samantha Nguyen

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