2-9 July 2014
Valencia, Spain
Europe/Madrid timezone

Measurement of the total cross section of pp collisons at sqrt(s)=7 TeV from elastic scattering with the ATLAS detector

5 Jul 2014, 13:00
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Oral presentation Strong Interactions and Hadron Physics Strong Interactions and Hadron Physics


Dr. Hasko Stenzel (Giessen University)


The ATLAS measurement of the total p-p cross section at the LHC at sqrt(s)= 7 TeV is presented. In a special LHC run with high betastar beam optics corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 80 inverse microbarn the elastic scattering process is measured in the range of the momentum transverse t from -t=0.0025 GeV^{2} to -t=0.38 GeV^{2} with the ALFA detector of ATLAS. From the extrapolation of the differential elastic cross section to t=0 GeV^2 using the optical theorem the total cross section sigma(pp->X) is extracted with the luminosity-dependent method. In addition the nuclear slope of the elastic t-spectrum, the total elastic and inelastic cross sections are determined.

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