The LHCf experiment at the LHC: Physics Goals and Status

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

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    The LHCf experiment is the smallest of the six experiments installed at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). While the general purpose detectors have been mainly designed to answer the open questions of Elementary Particle Physics, LHCf has been designed as a fully devoted Astroparticle experiment at the LHC. Indeed, thanks to the excellent performances of its double arm calorimeters, LHCf will be able to measure the flux of neutral particles produced in p-p collisions at LHC in the very forward region, thus providing an invaluable help in the calibration of air-shower Monte Carlo codes currently used for modeling cosmic rays interactions in the Earth atmosphere. Depending on the LHC machine schedule, LHCf will take data in an energy range from 900 GeV up to 14 TeV in the centre of mass system (equivalent to 1017   eV in the laboratory frame), thus covering one of the most interesting and debated region of the Cosmic Ray spectrum, the region around and beyond the "knee".

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)30-35
    Number of pages6
    JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
    Volume196
    Issue numberC
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec

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    physics
    elementary particles
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    neutral particles
    cosmic ray showers
    schedules
    calorimeters
    center of mass
    coverings
    collisions
    detectors
    interactions
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    Tricomi, A., Adriani, O., Bonechi, L., Bongi, M., Castellini, G., D'Alessandro, R., ... Yoshida, K. (2009). The LHCf experiment at the LHC: Physics Goals and Status. Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements, 196(C), 30-35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2009.09.005

    The LHCf experiment at the LHC : Physics Goals and Status. / Tricomi, A.; Adriani, O.; Bonechi, L.; Bongi, M.; Castellini, G.; D'Alessandro, R.; Faus, A.; Fukui, K.; Haguenauer, M.; Itow, Y.; Kasahara, K.; Macina, D.; Mase, T.; Masuda, K.; Matsubara, Y.; Menjo, H.; Mizuishi, M.; Muraki, Y.; Papini, P.; Perrot, A. L.; Ricciarini, S.; Sako, T.; Shimizu, Y.; Taki, K.; Tamura, T.; Torii, Shoji; Turner, W. C.; Velasco, J.; Viciani, A.; Yoshida, K.

    In: Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements, Vol. 196, No. C, 12.2009, p. 30-35.

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    Tricomi, A, Adriani, O, Bonechi, L, Bongi, M, Castellini, G, D'Alessandro, R, Faus, A, Fukui, K, Haguenauer, M, Itow, Y, Kasahara, K, Macina, D, Mase, T, Masuda, K, Matsubara, Y, Menjo, H, Mizuishi, M, Muraki, Y, Papini, P, Perrot, AL, Ricciarini, S, Sako, T, Shimizu, Y, Taki, K, Tamura, T, Torii, S, Turner, WC, Velasco, J, Viciani, A & Yoshida, K 2009, 'The LHCf experiment at the LHC: Physics Goals and Status', Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements, vol. 196, no. C, pp. 30-35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2009.09.005
    Tricomi A, Adriani O, Bonechi L, Bongi M, Castellini G, D'Alessandro R et al. The LHCf experiment at the LHC: Physics Goals and Status. Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements. 2009 Dec;196(C):30-35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2009.09.005
    Tricomi, A. ; Adriani, O. ; Bonechi, L. ; Bongi, M. ; Castellini, G. ; D'Alessandro, R. ; Faus, A. ; Fukui, K. ; Haguenauer, M. ; Itow, Y. ; Kasahara, K. ; Macina, D. ; Mase, T. ; Masuda, K. ; Matsubara, Y. ; Menjo, H. ; Mizuishi, M. ; Muraki, Y. ; Papini, P. ; Perrot, A. L. ; Ricciarini, S. ; Sako, T. ; Shimizu, Y. ; Taki, K. ; Tamura, T. ; Torii, Shoji ; Turner, W. C. ; Velasco, J. ; Viciani, A. ; Yoshida, K. / The LHCf experiment at the LHC : Physics Goals and Status. In: Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements. 2009 ; Vol. 196, No. C. pp. 30-35.
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