Measurement of the inelastic pp cross-section at a centre-of-mass energy of √s = 7 TeV

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Abstract: The cross-section for inelastic proton-proton collisions, with at least one prompt long-lived charged particle of transverse momentum p<sub>T</sub>> 0.2GeV/c in the pseudorapidity range 2.0 < η < 4.5, is measured by the LHCb experiment at a centre-of-mass energy of √s = 7 TeV. The cross-section in this kinematic range is determined to be σ<sub>inel</sub><sup>acc</sup> = 55.0 ± 2.4 mb with an experimental uncertainty that is dominated by systematic contributions. Extrapolation to the full phase space, using Pythia 6, yields σ<sub>inel</sub> = 66.9 ± 2.9 ± 4.4 mb, where the first uncertainty is experimental and the second is due to the extrapolation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number129
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2015
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

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center of mass
extrapolation
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Keywords

  • Global features
  • Hadron-Hadron Scattering

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Measurement of the inelastic pp cross-section at a centre-of-mass energy of √s = 7 TeV. / The Lhcb Collaboration.

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