Measurement of the total cross section from elastic scattering in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Author(s)Taylor, Frank E.
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A measurement of the total pp cross section at the LHC at √s = 7 TeV is presented. In a special run with high-β⋆ beam optics, an integrated luminosity of 80 μb[superscript −1] was accumulated in order to measure the differential elastic cross section as a function of the Mandelstam momentum transfer variable t. The measurement is performed with the ALFA sub-detector of ATLAS. Using a fit to the differential elastic cross section in the |t| range from 0.01 GeV[superscript 2] to 0.1 GeV[superscript 2] to extrapolate to |t|→0, the total cross section, σ[subscript tot](pp→X), is measured via the optical theorem to be: σ[subscript tot](pp → X) = 95.35 ± 0.38 (stat.) ± 1.25 (exp.) ± 0.37 (extr.) mb, where the first error is statistical, the second accounts for all experimental systematic uncertainties and the last is related to uncertainties in the extrapolation to |t|→0. In addition, the slope of the elastic cross section at small |t| is determined to be B = 19.73 ± 0.14 (stat.) ± 0.26 (syst.) GeV[superscript −2].
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Nuclear Physics B
“Measurement of the Total Cross Section from Elastic Scattering in Pp Collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS Detector.” Nuclear Physics B 889 (December 2014): 486–548.
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