Performance of the LHCf detectors

T. Sako, O. Adriani, L. Bonechi, M. Bongi, G. Castellini, R. D'Alessandro, K. Fukui, M. Haguenauerk, Y. Itow, K. Kasahara, D. Macina, T. Mase, K. Masuda, Y. Matsubara, H. Menjo, M. Mizuishi, Y. Muraki, M. Nakai, P. Papini, A. L. PerrotS. Ricciarini, Y. Shimizu, K. Taki, T. Tamura, Shoji Torii, A. Tricomi, W. C. Turner, A. Viciani, K. Yoshida

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    Abstract

    LHCf is an experiment dedicated to the measurement of neutral particles emitted in the very forward region of LHC collisions. Two independent detectors were designed to measure the particle energy and the incident position with the resolutions of <5% and <200 μm, respectively, for the gammarays of >100 GeV. The performance of the detectors was tested at the CERN SPS North Area H4 beam line in August-September 2007. Results of the beam test were well explained by Monte Carlo calculations used in the prediction of the LHCf performance at the LHC energy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication31st International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2009
    PublisherUniversity of Lodz
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event31st International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2009 - Lodz
    Duration: 2009 Jul 72009 Jul 15

    Other

    Other31st International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2009
    CityLodz
    Period09/7/709/7/15

    Keywords

    • Hadron interaction model
    • High-energy cosmic-ray
    • LHC

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Sako, T., Adriani, O., Bonechi, L., Bongi, M., Castellini, G., D'Alessandro, R., Fukui, K., Haguenauerk, M., Itow, Y., Kasahara, K., Macina, D., Mase, T., Masuda, K., Matsubara, Y., Menjo, H., Mizuishi, M., Muraki, Y., Nakai, M., Papini, P., ... Yoshida, K. (2009). Performance of the LHCf detectors. In 31st International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2009 University of Lodz.