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Measurement of the total cross section from elastic scattering in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

CollaborationWith : Alexandre, Gauthier / Ancu, Lucian Stefan / Barone, Gaetano / Bell, Paul / Bell, William / Benhar Noccioli, Eleonora / Bilbao De Mendizabal, Javier / Bucci, Francesca / Camacho Toro, Reina / Clark, Allan Geoffrey / Delitzsch, Chris Malena / Della Volpe, Domenico / Doglioni, Caterina / Ferrere, Didier / Gadomski, Szymon / Gonzalez Sevilla, Sergio / Goulette, Marc / Gramling, Johanna Léna / Guescini, Francesco / Iacobucci, Giuseppe / Katre, Akshay / La Rosa, Alessandro / Mermod, Philippe / Miucci, Antonio / Muenstermann, Daniel / Nektarijevic, Snezana / Nikolics, Katalin / Picazio, Attilio / Pohl, Martin / Rosbach, Kilian / Tykhonov, Andrii / Vallecorsa, Sofia / Wu, Xin
Published in Nuclear Physics. B. 2014, vol. 889, p. 486-548
Collection Open Access - SCOAP3
Abstract 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 −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 GeV2 to 0.1 GeV2 to extrapolate to |t|→0 , the total cross section, σtot(pp→X) , is measured via the optical theorem to be: σtot(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−2 .
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ATLAS COLLABORATION. Measurement of the total cross section from elastic scattering in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector. In: Nuclear Physics. B, 2014, vol. 889, p. 486-548. doi: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2014.10.019 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:55767

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