Astroparticle physics at LHC: The LHCf experiment ready for data taking

M. Bongi, O. Adriani, L. Bonechi, G. Castellini, R. D'Alessandro, D. A. Faus, K. Fukui, M. Grandi, 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, S. Torii, A. Tricomi, W. C. Turner, J. Velasco, A. Viciani, Kenji Yoshida

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

LHCf is a high-energy physics experiment designed to study the forward production of neutral particles in proton-proton collisions at the LHC. The set-up consists of two small calorimetric systems symmetrically placed 140 m away on both the sides of the ATLAS interaction point. Results from the experiment will provide valuable information to the calibration of the nuclear interaction models used in the Monte Carlo codes for air-shower simulations, which are of great importance for present and future ground-based cosmic-ray experiments. In particular, since LHCf will start taking data in the first phase of operation of the LHC (during the beam commissioning phase at 5 + 5 TeV energy) and will complete its data taking at the beginning of the 7 + 7 TeV runs (laboratory equivalent collision energy 1017 eV), it will span an energy range up to the region between the "knee" and the GZK cut-off of the cosmic-ray spectrum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-454
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume612
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 11

Fingerprint

Physics
Cosmic rays
physics
Protons
cosmic rays
High energy physics
Experiments
collisions
protons
nuclear interactions
energy
neutral particles
cosmic ray showers
Calibration
cut-off
Air
simulation
interactions

Keywords

  • High-energy cosmic rays
  • LHC forward physics
  • Sampling calorimeters
  • Scintillators and scintillating fibers
  • Silicon microstrip tracking detectors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

Cite this

Astroparticle physics at LHC : The LHCf experiment ready for data taking. / Bongi, M.; Adriani, O.; Bonechi, L.; Castellini, G.; D'Alessandro, R.; Faus, D. A.; Fukui, K.; Grandi, M.; 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, S.; Tricomi, A.; Turner, W. C.; Velasco, J.; Viciani, A.; Yoshida, Kenji.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 612, No. 3, 11.01.2010, p. 451-454.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bongi, M, Adriani, O, Bonechi, L, Castellini, G, D'Alessandro, R, Faus, DA, Fukui, K, Grandi, M, 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, Tricomi, A, Turner, WC, Velasco, J, Viciani, A & Yoshida, K 2010, 'Astroparticle physics at LHC: The LHCf experiment ready for data taking', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 612, no. 3, pp. 451-454. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2009.08.039
Bongi, M. ; Adriani, O. ; Bonechi, L. ; Castellini, G. ; D'Alessandro, R. ; Faus, D. A. ; Fukui, K. ; Grandi, M. ; 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, S. ; Tricomi, A. ; Turner, W. C. ; Velasco, J. ; Viciani, A. ; Yoshida, Kenji. / Astroparticle physics at LHC : The LHCf experiment ready for data taking. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 2010 ; Vol. 612, No. 3. pp. 451-454.
@article{56e7d9722f6d4fc49248be997bc833bb,
title = "Astroparticle physics at LHC: The LHCf experiment ready for data taking",
abstract = "LHCf is a high-energy physics experiment designed to study the forward production of neutral particles in proton-proton collisions at the LHC. The set-up consists of two small calorimetric systems symmetrically placed 140 m away on both the sides of the ATLAS interaction point. Results from the experiment will provide valuable information to the calibration of the nuclear interaction models used in the Monte Carlo codes for air-shower simulations, which are of great importance for present and future ground-based cosmic-ray experiments. In particular, since LHCf will start taking data in the first phase of operation of the LHC (during the beam commissioning phase at 5 + 5 TeV energy) and will complete its data taking at the beginning of the 7 + 7 TeV runs (laboratory equivalent collision energy 1017 eV), it will span an energy range up to the region between the {"}knee{"} and the GZK cut-off of the cosmic-ray spectrum.",
keywords = "High-energy cosmic rays, LHC forward physics, Sampling calorimeters, Scintillators and scintillating fibers, Silicon microstrip tracking detectors",
author = "M. Bongi and O. Adriani and L. Bonechi and G. Castellini and R. D'Alessandro and Faus, {D. A.} and K. Fukui and M. Grandi and M. Haguenauer and Y. Itow and K. Kasahara and D. Macina and T. Mase and K. Masuda and Y. Matsubara and H. Menjo and M. Mizuishi and Y. Muraki and P. Papini and Perrot, {A. L.} and S. Ricciarini and T. Sako and Y. Shimizu and K. Taki and T. Tamura and S. Torii and A. Tricomi and Turner, {W. C.} and J. Velasco and A. Viciani and Kenji Yoshida",
year = "2010",
month = "1",
day = "11",
doi = "10.1016/j.nima.2009.08.039",
language = "English",
volume = "612",
pages = "451--454",
journal = "Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment",
issn = "0168-9002",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Astroparticle physics at LHC

T2 - The LHCf experiment ready for data taking

AU - Bongi, M.

AU - Adriani, O.

AU - Bonechi, L.

AU - Castellini, G.

AU - D'Alessandro, R.

AU - Faus, D. A.

AU - Fukui, K.

AU - Grandi, M.

AU - Haguenauer, M.

AU - Itow, Y.

AU - Kasahara, K.

AU - Macina, D.

AU - Mase, T.

AU - Masuda, K.

AU - Matsubara, Y.

AU - Menjo, H.

AU - Mizuishi, M.

AU - Muraki, Y.

AU - Papini, P.

AU - Perrot, A. L.

AU - Ricciarini, S.

AU - Sako, T.

AU - Shimizu, Y.

AU - Taki, K.

AU - Tamura, T.

AU - Torii, S.

AU - Tricomi, A.

AU - Turner, W. C.

AU - Velasco, J.

AU - Viciani, A.

AU - Yoshida, Kenji

PY - 2010/1/11

Y1 - 2010/1/11

N2 - LHCf is a high-energy physics experiment designed to study the forward production of neutral particles in proton-proton collisions at the LHC. The set-up consists of two small calorimetric systems symmetrically placed 140 m away on both the sides of the ATLAS interaction point. Results from the experiment will provide valuable information to the calibration of the nuclear interaction models used in the Monte Carlo codes for air-shower simulations, which are of great importance for present and future ground-based cosmic-ray experiments. In particular, since LHCf will start taking data in the first phase of operation of the LHC (during the beam commissioning phase at 5 + 5 TeV energy) and will complete its data taking at the beginning of the 7 + 7 TeV runs (laboratory equivalent collision energy 1017 eV), it will span an energy range up to the region between the "knee" and the GZK cut-off of the cosmic-ray spectrum.

AB - LHCf is a high-energy physics experiment designed to study the forward production of neutral particles in proton-proton collisions at the LHC. The set-up consists of two small calorimetric systems symmetrically placed 140 m away on both the sides of the ATLAS interaction point. Results from the experiment will provide valuable information to the calibration of the nuclear interaction models used in the Monte Carlo codes for air-shower simulations, which are of great importance for present and future ground-based cosmic-ray experiments. In particular, since LHCf will start taking data in the first phase of operation of the LHC (during the beam commissioning phase at 5 + 5 TeV energy) and will complete its data taking at the beginning of the 7 + 7 TeV runs (laboratory equivalent collision energy 1017 eV), it will span an energy range up to the region between the "knee" and the GZK cut-off of the cosmic-ray spectrum.

KW - High-energy cosmic rays

KW - LHC forward physics

KW - Sampling calorimeters

KW - Scintillators and scintillating fibers

KW - Silicon microstrip tracking detectors

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=73649137878&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=73649137878&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.nima.2009.08.039

DO - 10.1016/j.nima.2009.08.039

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:73649137878

VL - 612

SP - 451

EP - 454

JO - Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

JF - Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

SN - 0168-9002

IS - 3

ER -