A measurement of the total pp cross section at the LHC at √s=7TeV is presented. In a special run with high-βstar operatorbeam optics, an integrated luminosity of 80 μb-1was 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 0.01GeV2to 0.1GeV2to 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. © 2014 The Authors.

Measurement of the total cross section from elastic scattering in pp collisions at √s=7TeV with the ATLAS detector / Aad, G; Aloisio, Alberto; Alviggi, Mariagrazia; Canale, Vincenzo; Chiefari, Giovanni; DELLA VOLPE, Domenico; Merola, Leonardo; Conventi, Francesco; DELLA PIETRA, Massimo; Giordano, Raffaele; Rossi, Elvira; SANCHEZ PINEDA, ARTURO RODOLFO; Carlino, Gianpaolo; de Asmundis, Riccardo; Di Donato, Camilla; Doria, Alessandra; Iengo, Paolo; Izzo, Vincenzo; Sekhniaidze, Givi. - In: NUCLEAR PHYSICS. B. - ISSN 0550-3213. - 889:(2014), pp. 486-548. [10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2014.10.019]

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

ALOISIO, ALBERTO;ALVIGGI, MARIAGRAZIA;CANALE, VINCENZO;CHIEFARI, GIOVANNI;DELLA VOLPE, DOMENICO;MEROLA, LEONARDO;CONVENTI, FRANCESCO;DELLA PIETRA, MASSIMO;GIORDANO, RAFFAELE;Rossi, Elvira;SANCHEZ PINEDA, ARTURO RODOLFO;
2014

Abstract

A measurement of the total pp cross section at the LHC at √s=7TeV is presented. In a special run with high-βstar operatorbeam optics, an integrated luminosity of 80 μb-1was 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 0.01GeV2to 0.1GeV2to 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. © 2014 The Authors.
2014
Measurement of the total cross section from elastic scattering in pp collisions at √s=7TeV with the ATLAS detector / Aad, G; Aloisio, Alberto; Alviggi, Mariagrazia; Canale, Vincenzo; Chiefari, Giovanni; DELLA VOLPE, Domenico; Merola, Leonardo; Conventi, Francesco; DELLA PIETRA, Massimo; Giordano, Raffaele; Rossi, Elvira; SANCHEZ PINEDA, ARTURO RODOLFO; Carlino, Gianpaolo; de Asmundis, Riccardo; Di Donato, Camilla; Doria, Alessandra; Iengo, Paolo; Izzo, Vincenzo; Sekhniaidze, Givi. - In: NUCLEAR PHYSICS. B. - ISSN 0550-3213. - 889:(2014), pp. 486-548. [10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2014.10.019]
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