The LHCf experiment is designed to provide precise measurements of the production spectra relative to neutral particles produced in the very forward region by high energy proton-proton and proton-ion collisions. This information is necessary in order to test and tune hadronic interaction models used by ground-based cosmic rays experiments. In order to reach this goal, LHCf makes use of two small sampling calorimeters installed in the LHC tunnel at ±140 m from IP1, both able to detect neutral particles having pseudo-rapidity η > 8.4. In LHC Run II, LHCf acquired data relative to p-p collisions at √s = 13 TeV and p-Pb collisions at √sNN = 8.1 TeV. In this paper, we discuss the results obtained from p-p collisions at √s = 13 TeV, focusing in particular on photon and neutron production, the two analyses already published by the collaboration.
|Journal||Proceedings of Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||2019 European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics, EPS-HEP 2019 - Ghent, Belgium|
Duration: 2019 Jul 10 → 2019 Jul 17
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