Simulation Study for the performance of the LHCf experiment

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

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Abstract

The LHCf experiment aims to measure the neutral particles emitted in the forward region of LHC collisions. The two sampling and imaging calorimeters of a LHCf detector allow to measure energy and transverse momentum of π0's above 600GeV. We studied the performance of π0 measurement with the Arm#1 detector by using a full MC simulation. 1.5 × 104 π0 events were obtained from 2.3 × 10 7 p-p collisions at √ s = 14TeV generated with DPMJET-3.03 for two detector positions. The reconstructed π0 energy spectrum well reproduced the original production spectrum in the forward region.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1
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

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Keywords

  • Hadron interaction model
  • HECRs
  • LHC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Menjo, H., Adriani, O., Bonechi, L., Bongi, M., Castellini, G., D'Alessandro, R., Fukui, K., Haguenauer, M., Itow, Y., Kasahara, K., Kawade, K., Macina, D., Mase, T., Masuda, K., Matsubara, Y., Mitsuka, G., Mizuishi, M., Muraki, Y., Nakai, M., ... Yoshida, K. (2009). Simulation Study for the performance of the LHCf experiment. Paper presented at 31st International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2009, Lodz, Poland.