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Nicolas ARNAUD ([email protected])

Laboratoire de l’Accélérateur Linéaire


Status of the project

Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet

May 2nd 2011


 Overview of the SuperB flavour factory

 Detector status

 Computing status

 Accelerator status

 Physics potential

 Status of the project

For more information

 Detector Progress Report [arXiv:1007.4241]

 Physics Progress Report [arXiv:1008.1541]

 Accelerator Progress Report [arXiv:1009.6178]

 Public website:

 SuperB France contact persons

 Detector & Physics: Achille Stocchi ([email protected])

 Accelerator: Alessandro Variola ([email protected])

+ Guy Wormser ([email protected]) member of the management team

TheFlavour Factory

SuperB in a nutshell

 SuperB is a new and ambitious project of flavour factory

2nd generation B-factory – after BaBar and Belle

 Integrated luminosity in excess of 75 ab-1; peak @ 1036 cm-2 s-1

 Run above Y(4S) energy and at the charm threshold; polarized electron beam

 Detector based on BaBar

 Similar geometry; reuse of some components

 Optimization of the geometry; subdetectors improvement

 Need to cope with much higher luminosity and background

 Accelerator

 Reuse of several PEP-II components

 Innovative design of the interaction region: the crab waist scheme

 Successfully tested at the modified DAFNE interaction point (Frascati)

 IN2P3 involved in the TDR phase (so far)

 LAL, LAPP, LPNHE, LPSC, CC-IN2P3; interest from IPHC

 A lot of opportunities in various fields for groups willing to join the experiment


 2005-2011: 16 SuperB workshops

 2007: SuperB CDR

 2010: 3 SuperB progress reports – accelerator, detector, physics

 December 2010 & 1rst quarter 2011: project approbation by Italy

 May 28th June 2nd 2011: first SuperB collaboration meeting in Elba

 2nd half of 2011: choice of the site; start of the civil engineering

 Presentation to the IN2P3 Scientific Council next Fall

 Request to have the IN2P3 involvement into the SuperB experiment approved

 End 2011-beginning of 2012: detector and accelerator Technical Design Reports

 Computing TDR ~a year later

 First collisions expected for 2016 or 2017


Detector layout





E(e-) = 4.2 GeV


E(e+) = 6.7 GeV




The SuperB detector systems

 Silicon Vertex Tracker (SVT)

 Drift CHamber (DCH)

 Particle IDentification (PID)

 ElectroMagnetic Calorimeter (EMC)

 Instrumented Flux Return (IFR)

 Electronics, Trigger and Data Acquisition (ETD)

 Computing

Silicon Vertex Tracker (SVT)

 Silicon Vertex Tracker (SVT)Contact: Giuliana Rizzo (Pisa)

 Drift CHamber (DCH)

 Particle IDentification (PID)

 ElectroMagnetic Calorimeter (EMC)

 Instrumented Flux Return (IFR)

 Electronics, Trigger and Data Acquisition (ETD)

 Computing

Bp p, bg=0.28, hit resolution =10 mm

Dt resolution (ps)

20 cm

old beam pipe

new beam pipe

30 cm

40 cm


The SuperB Silicon Vertex Tracker

 Based on BaBar SVT: 5 layers silicon strip modules + Layer0 at small radius to improve vertex resolution and compensate the reduced SuperB boost w.r.t. PEPII

  •  Physics performance and background levels set

  • stringent requirements on Layer0:

    •  R~1.5 cm, material budget < 1% X0,, ,

    •  Hit resolution 10-15 μm in both coordinates

    •  Track rate > 5MHz/cm2 (with large cluster

    • too!), TID > 3MRad/yr

  •  Several options under study for Layer0


 SVT provides precise tracking and vertex reconstruction, crucial for time dependent measurements, and perform standalone tracking for low pt particles.

SuperB SVT Layer 0 technology options


in pixel sparsification

 Ordered by increasing complexity:

 Striplets

 Mature technology, not so robust

against bkg occupancy

 Hybrid pixels

 Viable, although marginal in

term of material budget


 New & challenging technology:

fast readout needed (high rate)

 Thin pixels with vertical integration

 Reduction of material and improved performance

 Several pixel R&D activities ongoing

 Performances: efficiency,

hit resolution

 Radiation hardness

 Readout architecture

 Power, cooling

Test of a hybrid

pixel matrix with

5050 mm2 pitch

Future activities

 Present plan

 Start data taking with striplets in Layer0: baseline option for TDR

 Better perf. due to lower material w.r.t. pixel: thin options not yet mature!

 Upgrade Layer0 to pixel (thin hybrid or CMOS MAPS), more robust against

background, for the full luminosity (1-2 years after start)

 Activities

 Development of readout chip(s) for strip(lets) modules

 Very different requirements among layers

 Engineering design of Layer0 striplets & Layer1-5 modules

 SVT mechanical support structure design

 Peripheral electronics & DAQ design

 Continue the R&D on thin pixel for Layer0

 Design to be finalized for the TDR; then move to construction phase

 A lot of activities: new groups are welcome!

 Potential contributions in several areas: development of readout chips,

detector design, fabrication and tests, simulation & reconstruction

 Now: Bologna, Milano, Pavia, Pisa, Roma3, Torino, Trento, Trieste, QM, RAL

 Expression of interest from Strasbourg (IPHC) & other UK groups

Drift CHamber (DCH)

 Silicon Vertex Tracker (SVT)

 Drift CHamber (DCH) Contacts:Giuseppe Finocchiaro (LNF)

 Particle IDentification (PID)Mike Roney (Victoria)

 ElectroMagnetic Calorimeter (EMC)

 Instrumented Flux Return (IFR)

 Electronics, Trigger and Data Acquisition (ETD)

 Computing

The SuperB Drift CHamber (DCH)

 Large volume gas (BaBar: He 80% / Isobutane 20%) tracking system providing meas. of charged particle mom. and ionization energy loss for particle identification

 Primary device to measure speed of particles having momenta below ~700 MeV/c

 About 40 layers of centimetre-sized cells strung approximately parallel to the

beamline with subset of layers strung at a small stereo angle in order to provide

measurements along the beam axis

 Momentum resolution of ~0.4% for tracks with pt = 1 GeV/c

 Overall geometry

 Outer radius constrained to 809 mm by the DIRC quartz bars

 Nominal BaBar inner radius (236 mm) used until Final Focus cooling finalized

 Chamber length of 2764 mm (will depend on forward PID and backward EMC)

Recent activities

 2.5m long prototype with 28 sense wires arranged in 8 layers

 Cluster counting: detection of the single primary ionization acts

 Simulations to understand the impact of Bhabha and 2-photon pair backgrounds

 Lumi. bkg dominates occupancy – beam background similar than in BaBar

 Nature and spatial distributions dictate the overall geometry

 Dominant bkg: Bhabha scattering at low angle

 Gas aging studies

Future activities

 Current SuperB DCH groups

 LNF, Roma3/INFN group, McGill University, TRIUMF, University of British

Columbia, Université de Montréal, University of Victoria

 LAPP technical support for re-commissioning the BaBar gas system

 Open R&D and engineering issues

 Backgrounds: effects of iteration with IR shielding; Touschek, validation

 Cell/structure/gas/etc.

 Dimensions (inner radius, length, z-position) to be finalized

 Tests (cluster counting and aging) needed to converge on FEE, gas, wire, etc.

 Engineering of endplates, inner and outer cylinders

 Assembly and stringing (including stringing robots)

 DCH trigger

 Gas system recommissioning – Annecy

 Monitoring systems

Particle IDentification (PID)

 Silicon Vertex Tracker (SVT)

 Drift CHamber (DCH)

 Particle IDentification (PID) Contacts:Nicolas Arnaud (LAL)

 ElectroMagnetic Calorimeter (EMC)Jerry Va’Vra (SLAC)

 Instrumented Flux Return (IFR)

 Electronics, Trigger and Data Acquisition (ETD)

 Computing

The Focusing DIRC (FDIRC)

 Based on the successful BaBar DIRC:

 Detector of Internally Reflected Cherenkov light


 Main PID detector for the SuperB barrel

 K/p separation up to 3-4 GeV/c

 Performance close to that of the BaBar DIRC

 To cope with high luminosity (1036 cm-2s-1) & high background

 Complete redesign of the photon camera [SLAC-PUB-14282]

 A true 3D imaging using:

 25 smaller volume of the photon camera

 10 better timing resolution to detect single photons

 Optical design is based entirely on Fused Silica glass

 Avoid water or oil as optical media

DIRC NIM paper

[A583 (2007) 281-357]

FDIRC concept

  • Re-useBaBar DIRC quartzbar radiators



  • Photoncameras at the end ofbar boxes





New photon camera

FDIRC photon camera (12 in total)

 Photon camera design (FBLOCK)

 Initial design by ray-tracing


 Experience from the 1rst FDIRC prototype


 Geant4 model now


 Main optical components

 New wedge

 Old bar box wedge not long enough

 Cylindrical mirror to remove bar thickness

 Double-folded mirror optics to provide access to detectors

 Photon detectors: highly pixilated H-8500 MaPMTs

 Total number of detectors per FBLOCK: 48

 Total number of detectors: 576 (12 FBLOCKs)

 Total number of pixels: 576  32 = 18,432

FDIRC Status

 FDIRC prototype to be tested this summer in the SLAC Cosmic Ray Telescope

 Ongoing activities

 Validation of the optics design

 Mechanical design & integration

 Front-end electronics

 Simulation: background, reconstruction...

 FDIRC goals

 Resolution per photon: ~200 ps

 Cherenkov resolution per photon: 9-10 mrad

 Cherenkov angle resolution per track: 2.5-3.0 mrad

 Design frozen for TDR; next: R&D  construction

 Groups: SLAC, Maryland, Cincinnati, LAL, LPNHE, Bari, Padova, Novosibirsk

 A wide range of potential contributions for new groups

 Detector design, fabrication and tests

 MaPMT characterization

 Simulation & reconstruction

 Impact of the design on the SuperB physics potential

R&D on a forward PID detector

 Goal: to improve charged particle identification in forward region

 In BaBar: only dE/dx information from drift chamber

  •  Challenges

  •  Limited space available

  •  Small X0

  •  And cheap

  •  Gain limited by small solid angle

    [qpolar~1525 degrees]

     The new detector must be efficient

  •  Different technologies being studied

  •  Time-Of-Flight (TOF): ~100ps resolution needed

  •  RICH: great performances but thick and expensive

  •  Decision by the TDR time

  •  Task force set inside SuperB to review proposals

  •  Building an innovative forward PID detector

  • would require additional manpower & abilities




Forward PID location

ElectroMagnetic Calorimeter (EMC)

 Silicon Vertex Tracker (SVT)

 Drift CHamber (DCH)

 Particle IDentification (PID)

 ElectroMagnetic Calorimeter (EMC) Contacts:Claudia Cecchi (Perugia)

 Instrumented Flux Return (IFR)Frank Porter (Caltech)

 Electronics, Trigger and Data Acquisition (ETD)

 Computing

The SuperB ElectroMagnetic Calorimeter (EMC)

 System to measure electrons and photons, assist in particle identification

 Three components

 Barrel EMC: CsI(Tl) crystals with PiN diode readout

 Forward EMC: LYSO(Ce) crystals with APD readout

 Backward EMC: Pb scintillator with WLS fiber to SiPM/MPPC readout [option]

 Groups: Bergen, Caltech, Perugia, Rome

 New groups welcome to join!

CsI(Tl) barrel


(5760 crystals)

Sketch of backward Pb-scintillator

calorimeter, showing both radial and

logarithmic spiral strips

(24 Pb-scint layers, 48 strips/layer,

total 1152 scintillator strips)

Design for forward

LYSO(Ce) calorimeter

(4500 crystals)\

Recent activities and open issues

 Beam test at CERN (next at LNF)

 Measurement of MIP width on LYSO

 Electron resolution: work in progress

 LYSO crystal uniformization

 Used ink band in beam test

 Studying roughening a surface

 Promising results from simulation

 Forward EMC mechanical design

 Prototype + CAD/finite elements analysis

 Backward EMC

 Prototype + MPPC irradiation by neutrons

 Open issues

 Forward mechanical structure; cooling; calibration

 Backward mechanical design

 Optimization of barrel and forward shaping times; TDC readout

 Use of SiPM/MPPCs for backward EMC; radiation hardness; use for TOF!?

 Cost of LYSO

Instrumented Flux Return (IFR)

 Silicon Vertex Tracker (SVT)

 Drift CHamber (DCH)

 Particle IDentification (PID)

 ElectroMagnetic Calorimeter (EMC)

 Instrumented Flux Return (IFR) Contact:Roberto Calabrese (Ferrara)

 Electronics, Trigger and Data Acquisition (ETD)

 Computing

Instrumented Flux Return (IFR): the m and KL detector

 Built in the magnet flux return

 One hexagonal barrel and two endcaps

 Scintillator as active material to cope with high flux

of particles: hottest region up to few 100 Hz/cm2

 82 cm or 92 cm of Iron interleaved by 8-9 active layers

 Under study with simulations/testbeam

 Fine longitudinal segmentation in front of

the stack for KL ID (together with the EMC)

 Plan to reuse BaBar flux return

 Add some mechanical constraints:

gap dimensions, amount of iron, accessibility

 4-meter long extruded scintillator bars readout

through 3 WLS fibers and SiPM

 Two readout options under study

 Time readout for the barrel (two coordinates read by the same bar)

 Binary readout for the endcaps (two layers of orthogonal bars)

Scintillator bar

+ WLS fibers

Detector simulation

  •  Detailed description of hadronicinteraction needed

  • for detector optimization and background studies

  •  Full GEANT4 simulation developed for that purpose

  •  Complete event

  • reconstruction

  • implemented to evaluate

  • m detection performance

 A selector based on BDT algorithm is used to

discriminate muons and pions

 PID performance are evaluated for

different iron configurations

 Machine background rates on the detector

are evaluated to study

 the impact on detection efficiency and muon ID

 the damage on the Silicon Photo-Multipliers

Iron absorber thickness:

 920 mm

 820 mm

 620 mm

Pion rejection vsmuon efficiency

Neutron flux on the forward endcap

Beam test of a prototype

 Prototype built to test the technology on large scale and validate simulation results

 Up to 9 active layers readout together

 ~230 independent electronic channels

 Active modules housed in light-tightened boxes

 4 Time Readout modules

 4 Binary Readout modules

 4 special modules

 Study different fibers or SiPM geometry

 Preliminary results confirm the R&D performances

 Low occupancy due to SiPM single counts even at low threshold

 Detection efficiency >95%

 Time resolution about 1 ns

 Data analysis still ongoing

 Refine reconstruction code

 Study hadronic showers

 Evaluate muon ID performance

 Tune the Monte Carlo simulation

 Study different detector configurations

Iron: 606092 cm3,

3cm gaps for the active layers

Tested in Dec. 2010 at the

Fermilab Test

Beam Facility with

muon/pion (4-8GeV)

Beam profile

Noise level:

15 counts / 1000 events


(# of photoelectrons)

Open issues and next activities

  •  Define the Iron structure

  •  Various options currently under study to evaluate the most cost effective

    •  Use the existing Babar Structure, only adding Iron or brass

    •  BaBar structure + 10 cm  Modify the BaBar structure

    •  Build a brand new structure optimized for SuperB

  •  SiPM radiation damage

  •  Understand the effects of neutrons and how to shield the devices

    •  An irradiation test has just been performed at LNL

    •  More tests with absorbers are foreseen

  •  TDC Readout: meet the required specs

  •  Beam test at Fermilab in July to extend the studies al lower momentum (2-4 GeV/c)

  •  Start the construction-related activities

    • A lot of activities: new groups are welcome!

  •  Groups working at present on the IFR: Ferrara, Padova

Electronics, Trigger and Data Acquisition (ETD)

 Silicon Vertex Tracker (SVT)

 Drift CHamber (DCH)

 Particle IDentification (PID)

 ElectroMagnetic Calorimeter (EMC)

 Instrumented Flux Return (IFR)

 Electronics, Trigger and Data Acquisition (ETD) Contacts:Steffen Luitz (SLAC)

 Computing

Dominique Breton (LAL)

Umberto Marconi(Bologna)

Online system design principles

  •  Apply lessons learned from BaBar and LHC experiments

  •  Keep it simple

    •  Synchronous design

    •  No “untriggered” readouts

    •  Except for trigger data streams from FEE to trigger processors

    •  Use off-the-shelf components where applicable

    •  Links, networks, computers, other components

    •  Software: what can we reuse from other experiments?

  •  Modularize the design across the system

  •  Common building blocks and modules for common functions

  •  Implement subdetector-specific functions on specific modules

  •  Carriers, daughter boards, mezzanines

  •  Design with radiation-hardness in mind where necessary

  •  Design for high-efficiency and high-reliability “factory mode”

  •  Where affordable – BaBar experience will help with the tradeoffs

  •  Minimal intrinsic dead time – current goal: 1% + trickle injection blanking

  •  Minimize manual intervention. Minimize physical hardware access requirements.

SuperB ETD system overview

Projected trigger rates and event sizes

  •  Estimates extrapolated assuming BaBar-like acceptance and BaBar-like open trigger

  •  Level-1 trigger rates (conservative scaling from BaBar)

  •  At 1036 cm-2 s-1: 50 kHz Bhabhas, 25 kHz beam backgrounds,

  • 25 kHz “irreducible” (physics + backgrounds)

  •  100 kHz Level-1-accept rate ( without Bhabha veto)

    •  75 kHz with a Bhabha veto at Level-1 rejecting 50%

    •  Safe Bhabha veto at Level-1 difficult due to temporal overlap in slow detectors.

    •  Baseline: better done in High-Level Trigger

    •  50% headroom desirable (from BaBar experience) for efficient operation

    •  Baseline: 150 kHz Level-1-accept rate capability

  •  Event size: 75-100 kByte (estimated from BaBar)

    •  Pre-ROM event size: 400-500 kByte

    •  Still some uncertainties for post-ROM event size

  •  High-Level Trigger (HLT) and Logging

    •  Expected logging cross-section: 25nb with a safe real-time high-level trigger

    •  Logging rate: 25kHz x 75kByte = 1.8 Gbyte/s

    •  Logging cross section could be improved by 5-10 nb by using a more aggressive

    • filter in the HLT (cost vs. risk tradeoff!)

  • ReadOut



    Deadtime goal

     Target: 1% event loss due to DAQ system dead time

     Not including trigger blanking for trickle injection

     Assume “continuous beams”

    2.1 ns between bunch crossings

     No point in hard synchronization of L1 with RF

     1% event loss at 150 kHz requires 70 ns maximum per-event dead time

     Exponential distribution of event inter-arrival time

     Challenging demands on

     Intrinsic detector dead time and time constants

     L1 trigger event separation

     Command distribution and command length (1 Gbit/s)

     Ambitious

     May need to relax goal somewhat

    Synchronous, pipelined, fixed-latency design

     Global clock to synchronize FEE, Fast Control and Timing System (FCTS), Trigger

     Analog signals sampled with global clock (or multiples/integer fractions of clock)

     Samples shifted into latency buffer (fixed depth pipeline)

     Synchronous reduced-data streams derived from some sub-detectors

    (DCH, EMC, …) sent to the pipelined Level-1 trigger processors

     Trigger decision after a fixed latency referenced to global clock

     L1-accept  readout command sent to the FCTS and

    broadcast to FEE over synchronous, fixed-latency links

     FEE transfer data over optical links to the Readout Modules (ROMs)

     no fixed latency requirement here

     All ROMs apply zero suppression

    plus feature extraction and

    combine event fragments

     Resulting partially event-built

    fragments are then sent via the

    network event builder into

    the HLT farm

    Level-1 Trigger

    Level-1 Trigger

     Baseline: “BaBar-like L1 Trigger”

     Calorimeter trigger:

    cluster counts and energy thresholds

     Drift chamber trigger:

    track counts, pT, z-origin of tracks

     Highly efficient, orthogonal

     To be validated for high-lumi

     Challenges: time resolution,

    trigger jitter and pile-up

     To be studied

     SVT used in trigger?

     Tight interaction with SVT and

    SVT FEE design

     Bhabha veto

     Baseline: Best done in HLT

     Fully pipelined

     Input running at 7(?) MHz

     Continuous reduced-data streams from

    sub-detectors over fixed latency links

    □ DCH hit patterns (1 bit/wire/sample)

    □ EMC crystal sums, properly encoded

     Total latency goal: 6 ms

     Includes detectors, trigger readout,

    FCTS, propagation

     Leaves 3-4ms for the trigger logic

     Trigger jitter goal  50 ns to accommodate short sub-detector readout windows

    • Fast Control and Timing System (FCTS)

    Fast Control and Timing System (FCTS)

     Clock distribution

     System synchronization

     Command distribution

     L1-Accept

     Receive L1 trigger decisions

     Participate in pile-up and

    overlapping event handling

     Dead time management

     System partition

     1 partition / subdetector

     Event management

     Determine event destination

    in event builder / high level

    trigger farm

     Links carrying trigger data, clocks and commands

    need to be synchronous & fixed latency:

    ≈ 1GBit/s

     Readout data links can be asynchronous,

    variable latency and even packetized:

    ≈ 2 Gbit/s but may improve

    Common Front-End Electronics

     Digitize

     Maintain latency buffer

     Maintain derandomizer

    buffers, output mux and data

    link transmitter

     Generate reduced-data

    streams for L1 trigger

     Interface to FCTS

     Receive clock

     Receive commands

     Interface to ECS

     Configure

     Calibrate

     Spy


     etc.

     Provide standardized building blocks

    to all sub-detectors, such as:

     Schematics and FPGA “IP”

     Daughter boards

     Interface & protocol descriptions

     Recommendations

     Performance specifications

     Software

    • Readout MOdules (ROMs)

     We would like to use off-the shelf commodity hardware as much as possible

     R&D in progress to combine off-the shelf computers

    with PCI-Express cards for the optical link interfaces

    Readout MOdules (ROMs)

     Receive data from the sub-detectors

    over optical links

     8 links per ROM (?)

     Reconstitute linked/pointer events

     Process data

     feature extraction, data reduction

     Send event fragments into HLT farm

    via the network

    Event builder and network

    • Combines event fragments from ROMs into complete events in the HLT farm

       In principle a solved problem 

       Prefer the fragment routing to be determined by FCTS

       FCTS decides to which HLT node all fragments of a given events are sent

      (enforces global synchronization), distribute as node number via FCTS

       Event-to-event decisions taken by FCTS firmware (using table of node numbers)

       Node availability / capacity communicated to FCTS via a slow feedback protocol

      (over network in software)

       Choice of network technology

       Prime candidate: combination of 10 Gbit/s and 1 GBit/s Ethernet

       User Datagram Protocol vs. Transmission Control Protocol

       Pros and cons to both. What about Remote Direct Memory Access?

      •  Can we use DCB/Converged Ethernet for layer-2 end-to-end flow

      • control in the EB network?

    •  Can SuperB re-use some other experiment’s event builder?

      •  Interaction with protocol choices

    High-level trigger farm and logging

     Standard off-the shelf rack-mount servers

     Receivers in the network event builder

     Receive event fragments from ROMs, build complete events

     HLT trigger (aka Level-3 in BaBar)

     Fast tracking (using L1 info as seeds), fast clustering

     Baseline assumption: 10 ms/event

     5-10  what the BaBar L3 needed on 2005-vintage CPUs: plenty of headroom

     1500 cores needed on contemporary hardware:

    ~150 16-core servers;10 cores/server usable for HLT purposes

     Data logging & buffering

     Few TByte/node

     Local disk (e.g. BaBar RAID1) or storage servers accessed via back-end network?

     Probably 2 days’ worth of local storage (2TByte/node?)

     Depends on SLD/SLA for data archive facility

     No file aggregation into “runs”

     bookkeeping

     Back-end network to archive facility

    Data quality monitoring, control systems

     Data Quality Monitoring based on the same concepts as in BaBar

     Collect histograms from HLT and data from ETD monitoring

     Run fast and/or full reconstruction on sub-sample of events and collect histograms

     May include specialized reconstruction for e.g. beam spot position monitoring

     Could run on same machines as HLT processes (in virtual machines?)

    or on a separate small farm (“event server clients”)

     Present to operators via GUI

     Automated histogram comparison with reference histograms and alerting

     Control Systems

     Run Control provides a coherent management of the ETD and Online systems

     User interface, managing system-wide configuration, reporting,

    error handling, start and stop data taking

     Detector/Slow Control: monitor and steer the detector and its environment

     Maximize automation across these systems

     Goal: 2-person shifts like in BaBar

     “Auto-pilot” mode in which detector operations is controlled by the machine

     Automatic error detection and recovery when possible

     Assume we can benefit from systems developed for the LHC,

    the SuperB accelerator control system and commercial systems

    Opens questions and areas for R&D

     Upgrade paths to 41036 cm-2 s-1

     What to design upfront, what to upgrade later, what is the cost?

     Data link details: jitter, clock recovery, coding patterns, radiation qualification,

    performance of embedded SERDES

     ROM: 10 GBit/s networking technology, I/O sub-system, using a COTS

    motherboard as carrier with links on PCIe cards, FEX & processing in software

     Trigger: latency, time resolution and jitter, physics performance, details of event

    handling, time resolution and intrinsic dead time, L1 Bhabha veto, use of SVT in

    trigger, HLT trigger, safety vs. logging rate

     ETD performance and dead time: trigger distribution through FCTS, intrinsic dead

    time, pile-up handling/overlapping events, depth of de-randomizer buffers

     Event builder: anything re-usable out there? Network and network protocols, UDP

    vs. TCP, applicability of emerging standards and protocols (e.g. DCB, Cisco DCE),

    HLT framework vs. Offline framework (any common grounds?)

     Software Infrastructure: sharing with Offline, reliability engineering and tradeoffs,

    configuration management (“provenance light”), efficient use of multi-core CPUs


     Silicon Vertex Tracker (SVT)

     Drift CHamber (DCH)

     Particle IDentification (PID)

     ElectroMagnetic Calorimeter (EMC)

     Instrumented Flux Return (IFR)

     Electronics, Trigger and Data Acquisition (ETD)

     ComputingContact: Fabrizio Bianchi (Torino)

    SuperB computing activities

     Development and support of

     Software simulation tools: Bruno & FastSim

     Computing production infrastructure

     Goals: help detector design and

    allow performance evaluation studies

     Computing model

     Very similar to BaBar’s computing model

     Raw & reconstructed data permanently stored

     2-step reconstruction process

    □ prompt calibration (subset of events)

    □ Full event reconstruction

     Data quality checks during the whole processing

     Monte-Carlo simulation produced in parallel

     Mini (tracks, clusters, detector info.) &

    Micro (info. essential for physics) formats

     Skimming: production of selected subsets of data

     Reprocessing following each major code improvement


     Full Geant4-based C++ simulation

     Detector + beamline (currently up to  16 m)

     Rewritten from scratch

     Benefit from BaBar legacy

    and LHC experience

     Code development ongoing

     Main features

     Use of the Geometry Description Markup Langage

     Event generators run either inside the executable

    or as separate process

     Outputs in ROOT format

     Particle snapshots can be reused as

    Bruno inputs in staged simulations

     Interplay with the fast simulation (FastSim)

     Production of background frames @ CNAF

     Luminosity-scaling (Bhabha) and

    intensity-scaling (Touschek) backgrounds

     Tracking of neutrons

    Fast Sim

     Goals

     Optimize detector design in terms of physics performances

     Realistic comparison of detector configurations

     Compute physics sensitivity for rare processes

     Requirements

     Easy configuration

     Fast (> 1 Hz including analysis)

     Compatible with BaBar software

     Features

     Overall cylindrical symmetry; detector elements modelized as surfaces

     Parameterized material cross-sections and detector responses

     Reconstruction of tracks, clusters and particle ID

    Fast Sim

     C++ Software

     XML-based configuration langage (EDML)

     SL and MacOS platforms

     Various dependencies: ROOT, BaBar, etc.

     Not used only by SuperB

     Plan to separate generic FastSim code

    from BaBar/SuperB specific code

     Project lead by Dave Brown (LBL)

     ~20 contributors

    mu2e FNAL


    Distributed computing

     Based on the HEP grid worldwide computing infrastructure

     Central site: CNAF (Bologna)

     Job submission management, bookeeping DB, data repository

     Several (currently 18) other sites in Europe (CC-IN2P3, GRIF, etc.) and USA

     Several productions already completed

     Example: FastSim Summer 2010

     15 sites, 160 kJobs (10% failures), 8.6 BEvents, 25 TB

    Collaborative tools

     Directory service based on LDAP application protocol

     Unique authentification

     Website based on Joomla

     Wiki for easy documentation

     Alfresco for internal content management

     SVN used as source code management

     Primary platform: SL5 64-bits

     Use of CMake as alternative building system

     Works in parallel with the SRT system used in BaBar

    Computing R&D

     New CPU architecture, new software architecture and new framework

     Code development: languages, tools, standards and QA

     Persistence, data handling models and DBs

     User tools and interfaces

     Distributed computing, GRID

     Performance and efficiency of large storage systems

     Yearly SuperB computing workshops

     Ferrara in 2010

     R&D program


    The luminosity goals of SuperB

     SuperB is a new generation flavor factory aiming for a luminosity of

    1036 cm-2 s-1 1 kHz/nb

     The two orders of magnitudes luminosity gain with respect to the first generation

    B-factories is obtained by increasing the density of the bunches at the interaction

    point (IP) by demagnifying their vertical size to ~30 nm

     To reach this goal, the amplitude of the betatron oscillations must be kept at minimum

     Optimal ring lattice design to minimize the radial emittance

     Precise magnets alignment and machine tuning to minimize the emittance coupling

     Large Piwinsky angle and crab waist collision scheme to overcome the beam-beam

    luminosity limit

     Paths to high luminosity

     Increase the numerator – currents: 1÷2 Amp  10÷20 Amp

     Wall plug power ~ proportional to current

    Longitudinal fast instability limits the luminosity ~ 5  1035 cm-2 s-1

     Decrease the denominator

    Bunch size: PEP-II 100  3 μm2  SuperB 100 μm  30 nm

     How to squeeze the vertical bunch size to 30 nm?

    Hourglass shaped bunch @ sy = 30 nm

    Cross Section  Angular Divergence @ IP


    Emittance (Characteristics of the Ring)

     Hence, the more the bunch is squeezed, the higher

    the angular divergence: a squeezed bunch remains

    small for a very limited length

     Loss of luminosity: the Hourglass effect

     Examples

     PEP-II emittance = 1.5 nm  rad and

    angular divergence ~ 50 mrad = 50 micron / mm

     Bunch collision length should be ~ μm!

     ATF state of the art emittance = 2 pm  rad

    Angular divergence ~ 67 mrad =67 nm / mm

     SuperB emittance ~ 5 pm  rad

    + angular divergence ~ 166 mrad =166 nm / mm

     bunch collision length can be ~ mm

    Bunch shape at the IP

    Large crossing angle collision

     With large crossing angle q, reduced overlap region

     Can have by @ IP ~ sx/q << sz: significant luminosity gain!

     No need to have short bunches anymore

    β is the amplitude of

    the betatron oscillation

    Collision length ~ 0.3 mm

    2 σx/ϑ

    Crab waist transform

     y waist moved along z with a sextupole on both sides of the IP at proper phase

     Both beams collide in the minimum by region

     Net luminosity gain

     Suppress beam-beam effects: help tuning the beams

     Successfully tested at DAFNE:

    Luminosity  ~3, consistent with expectations

    Low energy beam

    High energy beam

    SuperB machine parameters

    Machine layout

    Length ~ 1258 m

    60 mrad IR





    Lattice systems

     Two arcs

     Provide the necessary bending to close the ring

     Optimized to generate the design horizontal emittance

     Correct arc chromaticity and sextupole aberrations

     Interaction region

     Provides the necessary focusing for required small beam size at IP

     Corrects FF chromaticity and sextupole aberrations

     Provides the necessary optics conditions for Crab cavities

     Dogleg

     Provides crossing on the opposite to IR side of the ring

     LER spin rotator

     Includes solenoids in matched sections adjacent to the IR

     RF system

     Up to 24 HER and 12 LER cavities in the long adjacent

    straight section opposite to IP













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    SuperB accelerator crew

     Accelerator organisation chart still very preliminary

     Many opportunities for individuals/groups interested in joining the machine crew

     Innovative machine; importance of the Machine-Detector Interface

     D. Alesini, M. E. Biagini, R. Boni, M. Boscolo, T. Demma, A. Drago, M. Esposito, S. Guiducci,

    G. Mazzitelli, L. Pellegrino, M. Preger, P. Raimondi, R. Ricci, C. Sanelli, G. Sensolini, M. Serio,

    F. Sgamma, A. Stecchi, A. Stella, S. Tomassini, M. Zobov (INFN/LNF, Italy)

    K. Bertsche, A. Brachmann, Y. Cai, A. Chao, A. DeLira, M. Donald, A. Fisher, D. Kharakh, A. Krasnykh,

    N. Li, Y. Nosochkov, A. Novokhatski, M. Pivi, J. Seeman, M. Sullivan, U. Wienands, J. Weisend,

    W. Wittmer, G. Yocky (SLAC, USA)

     A. Bogomiagkov, S.Karnaev, I. Koop, E. Levichev, S. Nikitin, I. Nikolaev, I. Okunev, P. Piminov,

    S. Siniatkin, D. Shatilov, V. Smaluk, P. Vobly (BINP, Russia)

     G. Bassi, A. Wolski (Cockroft Institute, UK)

     S. Bettoni (CERN, Switzerland, )

     M. Baylac, J. Bonis, R. Chehab, J. DeConto, Gomez, A. Jeremie, G. Lemeur, B. Mercier, F. Poirier,

    C. Prevost, C. Rimbault, Tourres, F. Touze, A. Variola (IN2P3/CNRS, France)

     A. Chance, O. Napoly (CEA Saclay, France)

     F. Meot, N. Monseu (Grenoble, France)

     F. Bosi, E. Paoloni (INFN & Università di Pisa)

    ThePhysics potential

    Data sample

     Y(4S) region:

     75ab−1 at the 4S

     Also run above and

    below the 4S

     ~75 109 B, D and τ pairs

     ψ(3770) region:

     500fb−1 at threshold

     Also run at nearby


     ~2 x 109 D pairs

    τ Lepton Flavor Violation (LFV)

     ν mixing leads to a low level of charged LFV (B~10−54)

     Enhancements to observable levels are possible with new physics

     e− beam polarisation helps suppress background

     Two orders of



    at SuperB over

    current limits

     Hadron machines

    are not competitive

    with e+e− machines

    for these measurements

    Only a few modes extrapolated so far for SuperB

    Bu,d physics: rare decays

    •  Example:

      •  Rate modified by presence of H+

    2 Higgs Doublet Model

    Bu,d physics: rare decays

     Example:

     Need 75 ab−1 to observe this mode

     With more than 75 ab−1 we could measure polarisation

    Sensitive to models with Z penguins and RH currents.

    e.g. see Altmannshofer, Buras, & Straub

    Constraint on (ε, η) with 75ab−1

    fL not included

    Who - title

    Bs physics

     Can cleanly measure using 5S data

     SuperB can also study rare decays with many neutral particles,

    such as which can be enhanced by SUSY

    Little Higgs (LTH) scenario


     Collect data at threshold and at the 4S

     Benefit charm mixing and CPV measurements

     Also useful for measuring the Unitarity triangle angle γ

     Strong phase in D  Kππ Dalitz plot


    Precision Electroweak

     sin2θW can be measured with polarised e− beam

     √s=ϒ(4S) is theoretically clean, c.f. b-fragmentation at Z pole

     Measure LR asymmetry in at the ϒ(4S) to same precision as

    LEP/SLC at the Z-pole

     Can also perform crosscheck at ψ(3770)



     More information on the golden matrix can be found in

    arXiv:1008.1541, arXiv:0909.1333, and arXiv:0810.1312.

     Combine measurements to elucidate

    structure of new physics



    NP enhancement:

    Observable effect

     Moderately large effect

      Very large effect

    Precision CKM constraints

     Unitarity Triangle Angles

     σ(α) = 1−2°

     σ(β) = 0.1°

     σ(γ) = 1−2°

     CKM Matrix Elements

     |Vub|

    □ Inclusive σ = 2%

    □ Exclusive σ = 3%

     |Vcb|

    □ Inclusive σ = 1%

    □ Exclusive σ = 1%

     |Vus|

     Can be measured precisely

    using τ decays

     |Vcd| and |Vcs|

     Can be measured at/near charm threshold.

     SuperB measures the sides and angles of the Unitarity Triangle

    The "dream" scenario with 75ab-1

    Golden measurements: CKM

     Comparison of relative benefits of SuperB (75ab-1)

    existing measurements

    vs. LHCb (5fb-1)

    LHCb upgrade (50fb-1)

    LHCb can only use ρπ

    β theory error Bd

    β theory error Bs

    Need an e+e− environment to do a precision measurement using semi-leptonic B decays.

    Experiment: No Result Moderate Precision Precise Very Precise

    Theory: Moderately clean Clean Need lattice Clean

    Golden measurements: General

    Experiment: No Result Moderate Precision Precise Very Precise

    Theory: Moderately clean Clean Need lattice Clean

    Benefit from polarised e− beam

    very precise with improved detector

    Statistically limited: Angular analysis with >75ab-1

    Right handed currents

    SuperB measures many more modes

    systematic error is main challenge

    control systematic error with data

    SuperB measures e mode well, LHCb does μ

    Clean NP search

    Theoretically clean

    b fragmentation limits interpretation

    Who - title

    Physics program in a nutshell

    SuperB is a versatile flavour physics experiment

     Probe new physics observables in wide range of decays

     Pattern of deviation from Standard Model can be used

    to identify structure of new physics.

     Clean experimental environment means clean signals in many modes

     Polarised e− beam benefit for τ LFV searches.

     Best capability for precision CKM constraints of any existing/proposed experiment

     Measure angles and sides of the Unitarity triangle

     Measure other CKM matrix elements at threshold and using τ data

     People willing to join this program are welcome in all areas

     Now is a good time, as we are starting to plan the physics TDR

     There will a Physics Book 1-2 years later


    SuperB approval in Italy

     SuperB inserted in April 2010 among the Italian

    National Research Program (PNR) Flagship Projects

     Cooperation of INFN and IIT (Italian Institute of Technology)

     HEP experiment and light source

     In December 2010, funding of 19 M€ as first part of a pluriennal funding plan

     Internal to Ministry of Research

     In April 2011 approval of the PNR, including 250M€ for SuperB

     Press release

    PNR info

    SuperB Funding in INFN 3-year plan

    •  Funding for accelerator

    • and infrastructure

    •  Computing funding from

    • special funds for south

    • development

    •  Detector funding inside

    • ordinary funding agency

    • budget

    •  In addition, we reuse

    • parts of PEP-II and Babar

    • for a value of about

    • 135M€

    •  IIT contribution (100M€?) in addition, mainly for synchrotron light lines construction

    •  Brightness of light produced by bending magnets/ondulators competitive

    • w.r.t. existing machines on a wide range of photon energy


    Funding and management

     MoUs for TDR work in place with Canada, France, UK, Russia and SLAC

     Negotiation with partner countries for construction MoUs started

     Expect that

     Important in-kind contribute by the re-use of parts of PEP-II

    and Babar, for a value of about 135M€

     For the accelerator and infrastructure, most funding will be Italian

     For the detector only half of the needed funding will come from Italy

     About 25M€

     The project will be managed through an

    European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC)

    EMC barrel

    before installation

    in BaBar

    Front faces of DIRC quartz

    bars shining in the dark

    Accelerator schedule – INFN 3-year plan

    Detector schedule – INFN 3-year plan

    Site location

     Preferred choice

     Tor Vergata

     Under review for technical compatibility

     Other possibilities

     North or south, in geologically stable areas

     Three sites identified

    Tor Vergata site




    Frascati laboratories

    200 m

    Next steps and timeline

     Choose the site asap!

     Foreseen for end of May 2011

     The preferred site is Tor Vergata close to LNF

     Complete the detector and accelerator Technical Design Reports

     End of 2011/Mid 2012

     Computing TDR about a year later

     Prepare the transition from TDR Phase to Construction

     Collaboration will start formally forming in Elba meeting, May 2011

     Start recruitment for the construction

     Mainly Accelerator Physicists and Engineers

     Completion of construction foreseen end of 2015

     First collisions mid 2016


     SuperB support by Italy is now confirmed – and firmly established

     Funding coming from a pluri-annual plan for the accelerator

     ~50 M€ to be found for the detector on a 5 years period (50% covered by INFN)

     Site to be defined soon

     Next step will be to start the civil engineering

     Collaboration formation process starting at the end of the month

     SuperB communities (detector, accelerator, computing, physics) are growing

     Yet: many opportunies at all levels for groups willing to join

     Achille Stocchi (SuperB France contact person) is open to any discussion

     Do not hesitate to contact us if you want to have more information!


    Luminosity formula

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