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

G. Aad, B. Abbott, J. Abdallah, S. Abdel Khalek, O. Abdinov, R. Aben, B. Abi, M. Abolins, O. S. AbouZeid, H. Abramowicz, H. Abreu, R. Abreu, Y. Abulaiti, B. S. Acharya, L. Adamczyk, D. L. Adams, J. Adelman, S. Adomeit, T. Adye, T. Agatonovic-JovinJ. A. Aguilar-Saavedra, M. Agustoni, S. P. Ahlen, F. Ahmadov, G. Aielli, H. Akerstedt, T. P A Åkesson, G. Akimoto, A. V. Akimov, G. L. Alberghi, J. Albert, S. Albrand, M. J. Alconada Verzini, M. Aleksa, I. N. Aleksandrov, C. Alexa, G. Alexander, G. Alexandre, T. Alexopoulos, M. Alhroob, G. Alimonti, L. Alio, J. Alison, B. M M Allbrooke, L. J. Allison, P. P. Allport, J. Almond, A. Aloisio, A. Alonso, K. Ikematsu, ATLAS Collaboration

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Abstract

A measurement of the total pp cross section at the LHC at √s=7TeV is presented. In a special run with high-β{star operator}beam 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)486-548
Number of pages63
JournalNuclear Physics B
Volume889
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

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    Aad, G., Abbott, B., Abdallah, J., Abdel Khalek, S., Abdinov, O., Aben, R., Abi, B., Abolins, M., AbouZeid, O. S., Abramowicz, H., Abreu, H., Abreu, R., Abulaiti, Y., Acharya, B. S., Adamczyk, L., Adams, D. L., Adelman, J., Adomeit, S., Adye, T., ... ATLAS Collaboration (2014). Measurement of the total cross section from elastic scattering in pp collisions at √s=7TeV with the ATLAS detector. Nuclear Physics B, 889, 486-548. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2014.10.019