LHCf and connection to high energy cosmic rays
1 Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University
2 Kobayashi Maskawa Institute for the Origin of particles and the Universe
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An extensive air shower is only the method to observe ultra high energy cosmic rays. Implications of air showers always rely on hadron interactions at such high energy. Hadron collider data can give an unique opportunity to verify and to improve knowledge on hadron interactions relevant for air showers. The LHCf experiment provides data for particle productions at very forward region in LHC to verify the forward energy spectra from the collisions. Recent results of LHCf and its connection to air shower experiments are overviewd.
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