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Measurement of the total cross section from elastic scattering in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

CollaborationWith : Ancu, Lucian Stefan / Bilbao De Mendizabal, Javier / Calace, Noemi / Chatterjee, Avishek / Clark, Allan Geoffrey / Coccaro, Andrea / Delitzsch, Chris Malena / Della Volpe, Domenico / Ferrere, Didier / Golling, Tobias / Gonzalez Sevilla, Sergio / Gramling, Johanna Léna / Guescini, Francesco / Iacobucci, Giuseppe / Katre, Akshay / Khoo, Teng Jian / Lanfermann, Marie Christine / Lionti, Anthony Eric / March Ruiz, Luis / Mermod, Philippe / Nackenhorst, Olaf / Paolozzi, Lorenzo / Ristic, Branislav / Schramm, Steven / Sfyrla, Anna / Wu, Xin
Published in Physics Letters. B. 2016
Collection SCOAP3
Abstract A measurement of the total pp cross section at the LHC at s=8 TeV is presented. An integrated luminosity of 500 μb−1 was accumulated in a special run with high- β⋆ beam optics 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 0.014 GeV2 to 0.1 GeV2 to extrapolate t→0 , the total cross section, σtot(pp→X) , is measured via the optical theorem to be σtot(pp→X)=96.07±0.18(stat.)±0.85(exp.)±0.31(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 t→0 . In addition, the slope of the exponential function describing the elastic cross section at small t is determined to be B=19.74±0.05(stat.)±0.23(syst.)GeV−2 .
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ATLAS COLLABORATION. Measurement of the total cross section from elastic scattering in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. In: Physics Letters. B, 2016. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:86549

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