EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 164, 20175th International Conference on New Frontiers in Physics
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||05 December 2017|
Production spectra of zero-degree neutral particles measured by the LHCf experiment
University of Florence, Italy
2 INFN Section of Florence, Italy
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Published online: 5 December 2017
The LHC-forward (LHCf) experiment, situated at the LHC accelerator, has measured neutral particles production in a very forward region (pseudo-rapidity ƞ > 8.4) in proton-proton and proton-lead collisions. The main purpose of the LHCf experiment is to test hadronic interaction models used in ground based cosmic rays experiments to simulate cosmic rays induced air-showers in the Earth's atmosphere.
The experiment is composed of two independent detectors located at 140m from the ATLAS interaction point (IP1) on opposite sides; each detector is composed of two sampling and position sensitive calorimeters.
In this paper, latest published physics results from p-p and p-Pb collisions (at √s = 7, 2.76 TeV and = 5.02 TeV, respectively) compared with Monte Carlo predictions of DPMJET, EPOS, PYTHIA, QGSJET and SIBYLL event generators will be presented. In particular, the inclusive energy spectra of neutrons in p-p collisions and the transverse and longitudinal momentum spectra of neutral pions for different pseudo-rapidity ranges in p-p and p-Pb collisions will be shown; then, test of Feynman scaling hypothesis using neutral pion spectra will be discussed. Preliminary results of photon inclusive energy spectra in p-p collisions at √s = 13 TeV will be also presented.
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