Status of the LHCf experiment

Hiroaki Menjo, Oscar Adriani, Eugenio Berti, Lorenzo Bonechi, Massimo Bongi, Guido Castellini, Raffaello D'Alessandro, Maurice Haguenauer, Yoshitaka Itow, Katsuaki Kasahara, Kimiaki Masuda, Yutaka Matsubara, Yasushi Muraki, Ken Oohashi, Pauro Papini, Sergio Ricciarini, Takashi Sako, Nobuyuki Sakurai, Kenta Sato, Yuki ShimizuMaiko Shinoda, Takuya Suzuki, Tadashi Tamura, Alessio Tiberio, Shoji Torii, Alessia Tricomi, Bill Turner, Mana Ueno, Kenji Yoshida, Qudong Zhou

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    Abstract

    The LHCf experiment is an LHC experiment dedicated to measure the production spectra of forward neutral particles, photons, π0's, and neutrons. The aim of the LHCf is to provide critical data to test and tune hadronic interaction models which are used in MC simulations for cosmic-ray air shower developments. The LHCf had an operation in 2015 with pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV, which corresponds to the collision energy of 0.9 × 1017eV in the laboratory frame. The resent results of the LHCf, the inclusive energy spectra for forward photons and neutrons obtained with pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV, are presented. In addition, future prospects of LHCf analyses and activities are reviewed.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalProceedings of Science
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
    Event35th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2017 - Bexco, Busan, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 2017 Jul 102017 Jul 20

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    Menjo, H., Adriani, O., Berti, E., Bonechi, L., Bongi, M., Castellini, G., D'Alessandro, R., Haguenauer, M., Itow, Y., Kasahara, K., Masuda, K., Matsubara, Y., Muraki, Y., Oohashi, K., Papini, P., Ricciarini, S., Sako, T., Sakurai, N., Sato, K., ... Zhou, Q. (2017). Status of the LHCf experiment. Proceedings of Science.