LHCf: A LHC detector for astroparticle physics

Raffaello D'Alessandro, O. Adriani, L. Bonechi, M. Bongi, P. Papini, G. Castellini, A. Faus, J. Velasco, M. Haguenauer, Y. Itow, T. Mase, K. Masuda, Y. Matsubara, H. Matsumoto, H. Menjo, Y. Muraki, T. Sako, Y. Watanabe, K. Kasahara, T. TamuraK. Yoshida, Shoji Torii, A. Tricomi, W. C. Turner

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    Abstract

    A number of extremely high energy cosmic ray events have been observed by various collaborations. The existence of such events, above the Greisen-Zatsepin-Kuzmin (GZK) cut-off has to be explained by a top-down scenario involving exotic physics. Yet the results reported depend heavily on Monte Carlo procedures. The LHCf experiment will provide important data to calibrate the codes used in air shower simulations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)829-838
    Number of pages10
    JournalActa Physica Polonica B
    Volume38
    Issue number3 PART 2
    Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar

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    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    D'Alessandro, R., Adriani, O., Bonechi, L., Bongi, M., Papini, P., Castellini, G., Faus, A., Velasco, J., Haguenauer, M., Itow, Y., Mase, T., Masuda, K., Matsubara, Y., Matsumoto, H., Menjo, H., Muraki, Y., Sako, T., Watanabe, Y., Kasahara, K., ... Turner, W. C. (2007). LHCf: A LHC detector for astroparticle physics. Acta Physica Polonica B, 38(3 PART 2), 829-838.