Tokyo: Japan’s Super KEKB, one of the world’s top particle accelerators, has achieved its ‘first turns’ – circulating beams of particles for the first time – and started test operations.
On February 10, 2016, the SuperKEKB succeeded in circulating and storing a positron beam in the positron ring, and on February 26, it succeeded in circulating and storing an electron beam in the electron ring as well, said a press release.
Eight Indian academic institutions, including four IITs, have contributed to Belle II project.
The researchers hope it will provide a view that will give physicists access to a record rate of particle collisions in a tiny volume in space.
The accelerator is designed to deliver 40 times more collisions between particles per second than its predecessor, the KEKB.