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One of the LHCf detectors waiting for the restart of the Large Hadron Collider


High-energy cosmic rays interact with the atmospheric atoms and produce a lot of secondary particles. High-energy cosmic rays have been studied through the observations of these secondary particles at the ground level. To interpret the observation at the ground level to the energy and mass of the primary particle, we need to understand the fundamental processes of the interaction in the atmosphere.
The Large Hadron Collider forward (LHCf) experiment studies the interaction by using the world-highest-energy accelerator, LHC. LHC starts its highest-energy operation from May of this year. LHCf group has installed the detectors in the LHC tunnel and will be ready for the data taking.

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