Measurement of the Inelastic Proton-Proton Cross Section at s =13 TeV with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC

M. Aaboud, G. Aad, B. Abbott, J. Abdallah, O. Abdinov, B. Abeloos, R. Aben, O. S. Abouzeid, N. L. Abraham, H. Abramowicz, H. Abreu, R. Abreu, Y. Abulaiti, B. S. Acharya, L. Adamczyk, D. L. Adams, J. Adelman, S. Adomeit, T. Adye, A. A. AffolderT. Agatonovic-Jovin, J. Agricola, J. A. Aguilar-Saavedra, S. P. Ahlen, F. Ahmadov, G. Aielli, H. Akerstedt, T. P A Åkesson, A. V. Akimov, G. L. Alberghi, J. Albert, S. Albrand, M. J. Alconada Verzini, M. Aleksa, I. N. Aleksandrov, C. Alexa, G. Alexander, T. Alexopoulos, M. Alhroob, B. Ali, M. Aliev, G. Alimonti, J. Alison, S. P. Alkire, B. M M Allbrooke, B. W. Allen, K. Cranmer, A. Haas, A. I. Mincer, P. Nemethy, ATLAS Collaboration

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    This Letter presents a measurement of the inelastic proton-proton cross section using 60 μb-1 of pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy s of 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Inelastic interactions are selected using rings of plastic scintillators in the forward region (2.07<|η|<3.86) of the detector. A cross section of 68.1±1.4 mb is measured in the fiducial region ξ=MX2/s>10-6, where MX is the larger invariant mass of the two hadronic systems separated by the largest rapidity gap in the event. In this ξ range the scintillators are highly efficient. For diffractive events this corresponds to cases where at least one proton dissociates to a system with MX>13 GeV. The measured cross section is compared with a range of theoretical predictions. When extrapolated to the full phase space, a cross section of 78.1±2.9 mb is measured, consistent with the inelastic cross section increasing with center-of-mass energy.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number182002
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume117
    Issue number18
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 26 2016

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    Aaboud, M., Aad, G., Abbott, B., Abdallah, J., Abdinov, O., Abeloos, B., ... ATLAS Collaboration (2016). Measurement of the Inelastic Proton-Proton Cross Section at s =13 TeV with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC. Physical Review Letters, 117(18), [182002]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.182002

    Measurement of the Inelastic Proton-Proton Cross Section at s =13 TeV with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC. / Aaboud, M.; Aad, G.; Abbott, B.; Abdallah, J.; Abdinov, O.; Abeloos, B.; Aben, R.; Abouzeid, O. S.; Abraham, N. L.; Abramowicz, H.; Abreu, H.; Abreu, R.; Abulaiti, Y.; Acharya, B. S.; Adamczyk, L.; Adams, D. L.; Adelman, J.; Adomeit, S.; Adye, T.; Affolder, A. A.; Agatonovic-Jovin, T.; Agricola, J.; Aguilar-Saavedra, J. A.; Ahlen, S. P.; Ahmadov, F.; Aielli, G.; Akerstedt, H.; Åkesson, T. P A; Akimov, A. V.; Alberghi, G. L.; Albert, J.; Albrand, S.; Alconada Verzini, M. J.; Aleksa, M.; Aleksandrov, I. N.; Alexa, C.; Alexander, G.; Alexopoulos, T.; Alhroob, M.; Ali, B.; Aliev, M.; Alimonti, G.; Alison, J.; Alkire, S. P.; Allbrooke, B. M M; Allen, B. W.; Cranmer, K.; Haas, A.; Mincer, A. I.; Nemethy, P.; ATLAS Collaboration.

    In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 117, No. 18, 182002, 26.10.2016.

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    Aaboud, M, Aad, G, Abbott, B, Abdallah, J, Abdinov, O, Abeloos, B, Aben, R, Abouzeid, OS, Abraham, NL, Abramowicz, H, Abreu, H, Abreu, R, Abulaiti, Y, Acharya, BS, Adamczyk, L, Adams, DL, Adelman, J, Adomeit, S, Adye, T, Affolder, AA, Agatonovic-Jovin, T, Agricola, J, Aguilar-Saavedra, JA, Ahlen, SP, Ahmadov, F, Aielli, G, Akerstedt, H, Åkesson, TPA, Akimov, AV, Alberghi, GL, Albert, J, Albrand, S, Alconada Verzini, MJ, Aleksa, M, Aleksandrov, IN, Alexa, C, Alexander, G, Alexopoulos, T, Alhroob, M, Ali, B, Aliev, M, Alimonti, G, Alison, J, Alkire, SP, Allbrooke, BMM, Allen, BW, Cranmer, K, Haas, A, Mincer, AI, Nemethy, P & ATLAS Collaboration 2016, 'Measurement of the Inelastic Proton-Proton Cross Section at s =13 TeV with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC', Physical Review Letters, vol. 117, no. 18, 182002. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.182002
    Aaboud, M. ; Aad, G. ; Abbott, B. ; Abdallah, J. ; Abdinov, O. ; Abeloos, B. ; Aben, R. ; Abouzeid, O. S. ; Abraham, N. L. ; Abramowicz, H. ; Abreu, H. ; Abreu, R. ; Abulaiti, Y. ; Acharya, B. S. ; Adamczyk, L. ; Adams, D. L. ; Adelman, J. ; Adomeit, S. ; Adye, T. ; Affolder, A. A. ; Agatonovic-Jovin, T. ; Agricola, J. ; Aguilar-Saavedra, J. A. ; Ahlen, S. P. ; Ahmadov, F. ; Aielli, G. ; Akerstedt, H. ; Åkesson, T. P A ; Akimov, A. V. ; Alberghi, G. L. ; Albert, J. ; Albrand, S. ; Alconada Verzini, M. J. ; Aleksa, M. ; Aleksandrov, I. N. ; Alexa, C. ; Alexander, G. ; Alexopoulos, T. ; Alhroob, M. ; Ali, B. ; Aliev, M. ; Alimonti, G. ; Alison, J. ; Alkire, S. P. ; Allbrooke, B. M M ; Allen, B. W. ; Cranmer, K. ; Haas, A. ; Mincer, A. I. ; Nemethy, P. ; ATLAS Collaboration. / Measurement of the Inelastic Proton-Proton Cross Section at s =13 TeV with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC. In: Physical Review Letters. 2016 ; Vol. 117, No. 18.
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