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.
|Journal||Proceedings of Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2016 Jan 1|
|Event||4th Annual Large Hadron Collider Physics, LHCP 2016 - Lund, Sweden|
Duration: 2016 Jun 13 → 2016 Jun 18
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