NOGUCHI Seishi NARA WOMEN'S UNIV.PROFESSOR, 理学部, 教授 (90093559)
NAGASHIMA Yorikiyo OSAKA UNIV.PROFESSOR, 理学部, 教授 (90044768)
YAMADA Sakue UNIV.OF TOKYO PROFESSOR, 原子核研究所, 教授 (70011658)
TAKASAKI Fumihiko KEK PROFESSOR, 教授 (70011749)
IWATA Seigi KEK PROFESSOR, 教授 (80022698)
梶川 良一 名古屋大学, 理学部, 教授 (40022537)
|Budget Amount *help
¥19,100,000 (Direct Cost : ¥19,100,000)
Fiscal Year 1995 : ¥4,700,000 (Direct Cost : ¥4,700,000)
Fiscal Year 1994 : ¥7,100,000 (Direct Cost : ¥7,100,000)
Fiscal Year 1993 : ¥7,300,000 (Direct Cost : ¥7,300,000)
The final physics objective of this study is to measure the CP violation via B meson decays. In order to achieve that, we must realize a B-factory which produce a large number of B meson decays by asymmetric-energy electron-position collider. We started this study as basic and realistic preparation of the B-factory in Japan. Fortunately, the B-factory project at KEK was approved in 1994, we could make systematic and thorough activities for the construction of B-factory in these three years. The main results are summarized as follows.
(1) The first year
We have organized the world-wide experimental team, named as 'BELLE collaboration', based on the collaboration of this Grant-in-Aid for Co-operative Research (A). We then could complete a Proposal for B-factory Experiment, as a 'Letter of Intent.'. The first design baseline is that the BELLE detector would be constructed at Fuji experimental hall, using VENUS super-conducting magnet and support structure.
(2) The second year
The design of the accelerator was changed, especially, the interaction region was moved to Tukuba experimental hall. Therefore, the design for BELLE detector was drastically changed, e.g., new magnet, new support structure, new shape of vertex detector etc. We have completed a detailed 'Technical Design Report' in this year.
(3) The third year
Most of the specifications had been fixed by this year except for Particle Identifier (PID). After long term of dedicated efforts, we have selected a Aerogel Cherenkov counter and TOF as the baseline for PID.Since all the specifications were fixed, we can start the detector integration from next year. As a whole, we could achieve the major part of the preparation for the construction of the B factory as expected.