Current status of the LHCf experiment and future plan
1 Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
2 Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
3 INFN Section of Florence, Italy
4 University of Florence, Italy
5 Ecole-Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
6 RISE, Waseda University, Japan
7 INFN Section of Catania, Italy
8 CERN, Switzerland
9 Kanagawa University, Japan
10 University of Catania, Italy
11 LBNL, Berkeley, California, USA
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The Large Hadron Collider forward (= LHCf) experiment has successfully finished the first phase of data taking at LHC √s = 0.9 and 7 TeV proton-proton collisions in 2010. As current status, we concentrate on analyzing the obtained data. As the first result, the energy spectra of photon measured by LHCf during = 7 TeV p-p collision has been published recently. Also the study of the upgraded version of LHCf detector for future = 14TeV run scenario is developed with the GSO scintillator. Another possible plan of p-A(nuclear) collision in LHC is also studied. In this paper, as the current status of the experiment, analyses, and works for foreseen detector upgrade are summarized.
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