Latest LHCf results and preparation to the LHC run for 13 TeV proton-proton interactions

L. Bonechi, O. Adriani, E. Berti, M. Bongi, G. Castellini, R. D'Alessandro, M. Del Prete, M. Haguenauer, Y. Itow, K. Kasahara, Y. Makino, K. Masuda, Y. Matsubara, E. Matsubayashi, H. Menjo, G. Mitsuka, Y. Muraki, Y. Okuno, P. Papini, A. L. PerrotS. Ricciarini, T. Sako, N. Sakurai, Y. Shimizu, Y. Sugiura, T. Suzuki, T. Tamura, A. Tiberio, S. Torii, A. Tricomi, W. C. Turner, K. Yoshida, Q. D. Zhou

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The LHCf experiment is a CERN experiment dedicated to forward physics which is optimized to measure the neutral particle flow at extreme pseudo-rapidity values, ranging from 8.4 up to infinity. LHCf results are extremely important for the calibration of the hadronic interaction models used for the study of the development of atmospheric showers in the Earth atmosphere. Starting from the recent run of proton-Lead nucleus interactions at LHC, the LHCf and ATLAS collaborations have performed a common data taking which allows a combined study of the central and forward regions of the interaction. The latest results of LHCf, the upgrade of the detectors for the next 6.5 TeV + 6.5 TeV proton-proton run and the status of the LHCf-ATLAS common activities are summarized in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Article number04010
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 29
Event3rd International Conference on New Frontiers in Physics, ICNFP 2014 - Kolymbari, Crete, Greece
Duration: 2014 Jul 282014 Aug 6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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