Measurement of the Inelastic Proton-Proton Cross Section at √s=13  TeV with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC. / The ATLAS Collaboration.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 117, No. 18, 182002, 26.10.2016, p. 1-19.

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title = "Measurement of the Inelastic Proton-Proton Cross Section at √s=13  TeV with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC",
abstract = "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=M2X/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.",
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