LHCf: A LHC detector for astroparticle physics

Raffaello D'Alessandro, O. Adriani, L. Bonechi, M. Bongi, P. Papini, G. Castellini, A. Faus, J. Velasco, M. Haguenauer, Y. Itow, T. Mase, K. Masuda, Y. Matsubara, H. Matsumoto, H. Menjo, Y. Muraki, T. Sako, Y. Watanabe, K. Kasahara, T. TamuraK. Yoshida, S. Torii, A. Tricomi, W. C. Turner

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A number of extremely high energy cosmic ray events have been observed by various collaborations. The existence of such events, above the Greisen-Zatsepin-Kuzmin (GZK) cut-off has to be explained by a top-down scenario involving exotic physics. Yet the results reported depend heavily on Monte Carlo procedures. The LHCf experiment will provide important data to calibrate the codes used in air shower simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)829-838
Number of pages10
JournalActa Physica Polonica B
Issue number3 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd Physics at the LHC Conference - Krakow, Poland
Duration: 2006 Jul 32006 Jul 8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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