Measurements of very forward particles production spectra at LHC: The LHCf experiment

E. Berti, O. Adriani, L. Bonechi, M. Bongi, G. Castellini, R. D. Alessandro, M. Haguenauer, Y. Itow, T. Iwata, K. Kasahara, Y. Makino, K. Masuda, E. Matsubayashi, H. Menjo, Y. Muraki, P. Papini, S. Ricciarini, T. Sako, T. Suzuki, T. TamuraA. Tiberio, Shoji Torii, A. Tricomi, W. C. Turner, M. Ueno, Q. D. Zhou

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    Thanks to two small sampling calorimeters installed in the LHC tunnel at ±140 m from IP1, the LHC forward (LHCf) experiment is able to detect neutral particles produced by high energy proton-ion collisions in the very forward region (pseudo-rapidity η > 8.4). The main aim of LHCf is to provide precise measurements of the production spectra relative to these particles, in order to tune hadronic interaction models used by ground-based cosmic rays experiments. In this paper we will present the current status of the LHCf experiment, regarding in particular collected data and analysis results, as well as future prospects.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalProceedings of Science
    VolumePart F128560
    Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
    Event4th Annual Large Hadron Collider Physics, LHCP 2016 - Lund, Sweden
    Duration: 2016 Jun 132016 Jun 18

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