Simulation Study for the performance of the LHCf experiment

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

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    The LHCf experiment aims to measure the neutral particles emitted in the forward region of LHC collisions. The two sampling and imaging calorimeters of a LHCf detector allow to measure energy and transverse momentum of π0's above 600GeV. We studied the performance of π0 measurement with the Arm#1 detector by using a full MC simulation. 1.5 × 104 π0 events were obtained from 2.3 × 10 7 p-p collisions at √ s = 14TeV generated with DPMJET-3.03 for two detector positions. The reconstructed π0 energy spectrum well reproduced the original production spectrum in the forward region.

    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


    Other31st International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2009


    • Hadron interaction model
    • HECRs
    • LHC

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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