Performance of the LHCf detectors

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

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Abstract

LHCf is an experiment dedicated to the measurement of neutral particles emitted in the very forward region of LHC collisions. Two independent detectors were designed to measure the particle energy and the incident position with the resolutions of <5% and <200 μm, respectively, for the gammarays of >100 GeV. The performance of the detectors was tested at the CERN SPS North Area H4 beam line in August-September 2007. Results of the beam test were well explained by Monte Carlo calculations used in the prediction of the LHCf performance at the LHC energy.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event31st International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2009 - Lodz, Poland
Duration: 2009 Jul 72009 Jul 15

Conference

Conference31st International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2009
CountryPoland
CityLodz
Period09/7/709/7/15

Keywords

  • Hadron interaction model
  • High-energy cosmic-ray
  • LHC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Sako, T., Adriani, O., Bonechi, L., Bongi, M., Castellini, G., D'Alessandro, R., Fukui, K., Haguenauerk, M., Itow, Y., Kasahara, K., Macina, D., Mase, T., Masuda, K., Matsubara, Y., Menjo, H., Mizuishi, M., Muraki, Y., Nakai, M., Papini, P., ... Yoshida, K. (2009). Performance of the LHCf detectors. Paper presented at 31st International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2009, Lodz, Poland.