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.
|Journal||Proceedings of Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2017 Jan 1|
|Event||35th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2017 - Bexco, Busan, Korea, Republic of|
Duration: 2017 Jul 10 → 2017 Jul 20
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