Belle II Italian collaboration

The Belle II detector, that is currently under construction, will collect the billions of e+ e- collision that will be produced at the SuperKEKB collider at the KEK laboratory in Tsukuba, Japan. The Belle II collaboration consist of over 500 physicist and engineers from 97 institutions in 23 countries. This is the website of the Italian collaborators. The Italian participation to Belle II is funded by INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare).

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Belle II TOP detector

On May 11th 2016, all modules of the TOP Detector were installed.
The TOP Detector is part of the cylindrical barrel of the Belle II detector.
It is a newly built detector for precision identification of π and K mesons.
The TOP detector system consists of 16 modules. Each module contains
finely polished quartz, MCP-PMT (Micro Channel Plate Photo Multiplier
Tube) photo-detectors, and high-speed readout electronics.
The TOP detector system is being built by an international collaboration
of researchers from Japan, the US, Italy and Slovenia.

Memorandum of Understanding

The KEK Laboratory (Tsukuba, Japan) and INFN have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate and support scientific cooperation in the fields of Nuclear Physics of High Energies and development of advanced technologies for particle accelerators.

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