LHCf: A new experiment to study very forward particle emission at LHC

T. Sako, Y. Muraki, Y. Itow, K. Masuda, Y. Matsubara, H. Menjo, Y. Obata, K. Tanaka, H. Matsumoto, K. Kasahara, S. Torii, T. Tamura, Kenji Yoshida, M. Haguenauer, W. C. Turner, O. Adriani, L. Bonechi, M. Bongi, J. Velasco, A. Faus

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A new accelerator experiment to study very forward particle emission in the LHC collider, LHCf, is presented. Because a collision of 7 TeV protons corresponds to 1017 eV in the laboratory system, our experiment can give a firm base for simulating air showers generated from ultra high energy cosmic rays. This is indispensable information for the ongoing large experiments like TA, Auger and EUSO for the near future. The LHCf detector is composed of three tower electromagnetic calorimeters and scintillating fibers (SciFi) to measure core position of the shower. To avoid multi particle hits, each tower has a small cross section (2cm ×2cm, 3cm×3cm and 4cm×4cm). We have confirmed that we can measure shower energy with <5% resolution even using such small calorimeters. A project overview and the results of a beam test carried out in August 2004 at CERN SPS are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication29th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2005
PublisherTata Institute of Fundamental Research
Pages189-192
Number of pages4
Volume8
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event29th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2005 - Pune
Duration: 2005 Aug 32005 Aug 10

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Other29th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2005
CityPune
Period05/8/305/8/10

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Sako, T., Muraki, Y., Itow, Y., Masuda, K., Matsubara, Y., Menjo, H., ... Faus, A. (2005). LHCf: A new experiment to study very forward particle emission at LHC. In 29th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2005 (Vol. 8, pp. 189-192). Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

LHCf : A new experiment to study very forward particle emission at LHC. / Sako, T.; Muraki, Y.; Itow, Y.; Masuda, K.; Matsubara, Y.; Menjo, H.; Obata, Y.; Tanaka, K.; Matsumoto, H.; Kasahara, K.; Torii, S.; Tamura, T.; Yoshida, Kenji; Haguenauer, M.; Turner, W. C.; Adriani, O.; Bonechi, L.; Bongi, M.; Velasco, J.; Faus, A.

29th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2005. Vol. 8 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 2005. p. 189-192.

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Sako, T, Muraki, Y, Itow, Y, Masuda, K, Matsubara, Y, Menjo, H, Obata, Y, Tanaka, K, Matsumoto, H, Kasahara, K, Torii, S, Tamura, T, Yoshida, K, Haguenauer, M, Turner, WC, Adriani, O, Bonechi, L, Bongi, M, Velasco, J & Faus, A 2005, LHCf: A new experiment to study very forward particle emission at LHC. in 29th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2005. vol. 8, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, pp. 189-192, 29th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2005, Pune, 05/8/3.
Sako T, Muraki Y, Itow Y, Masuda K, Matsubara Y, Menjo H et al. LHCf: A new experiment to study very forward particle emission at LHC. In 29th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2005. Vol. 8. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. 2005. p. 189-192
Sako, T. ; Muraki, Y. ; Itow, Y. ; Masuda, K. ; Matsubara, Y. ; Menjo, H. ; Obata, Y. ; Tanaka, K. ; Matsumoto, H. ; Kasahara, K. ; Torii, S. ; Tamura, T. ; Yoshida, Kenji ; Haguenauer, M. ; Turner, W. C. ; Adriani, O. ; Bonechi, L. ; Bongi, M. ; Velasco, J. ; Faus, A. / LHCf : A new experiment to study very forward particle emission at LHC. 29th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2005. Vol. 8 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 2005. pp. 189-192
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