Measurement of very forward particle production at RHIC with √s=510GeV proton-proton collisions

T. Sako, Y. Itow, Q. D. Zhou, M. Ueno, M. Shinoda, K. Sato, H. Menjo, Y. Goto, I. Nakagawa, R. Seidl, J. S. Park, M. H. Kim, K. Tanida, Shoji Torii, K. Kasahara, T. Suzuki, N. Sakurai, O. Adriani, R. D'Alessandro, L. BonechiE. Berti, A. Tricomi

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review


    The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider forward (RHICf) experiment has measured neutral particles produced in the very forward direction in the √s=510 GeV proton-proton collisions at RHIC in June 2017. The production cross sections of these particles are crucial to understand the hadronic interaction relevant to the air shower development at the cosmic-ray equivalent energy of 1.4×1014 eV, just below the energy of the knee. Together with the data at LHC, accelerator data can cover the interaction in the cosmic-ray energy of 1014 eV to 1017 eV. In addition, RHICf is able to improve the former measurements of single-spin asymmetry in the polarized protonproton collisions that is sensitive to the fundamental process of the meson exchange. Common data taking with the STAR experiment will shed light on the unexplored low mass diffraction process.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalProceedings of Science
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
    Event35th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2017 - Bexco, Busan, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 2017 Jul 102017 Jul 20

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General


    Dive into the research topics of 'Measurement of very forward particle production at RHIC with √s=510GeV proton-proton collisions'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this