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TOTEM_2012_002

Measurement of proton-proton elastic scattering and total cross section at $\sqrt{s} = 7\;\text{TeV}$
Experiment: TOTEM (LHC)
Inspire ID: 1220862
Status: VALIDATED
Authors:
  • Sercan Sen
  • Peter Skands
References:
  • CERN-PH-EP-2012-239
  • http://cds.cern.ch/record/1472948
Beams: p+ p+
Beam energies: (3500.0, 3500.0) GeV
Run details:
  • Elastic events only.

Measurement of the elastic differential cross-section in proton-proton interactions at a centre-of-mass energy $\sqrt{s} = 7\;\text{TeV}$ at the LHC. The data, which cover the $|t|$ range $0.005-0.2\;\text{GeV}^2$, were collected using Roman Pot detectors very close to the outgoing beam in October 2011, allowing the precise extrapolation down to the optical point, $t = 0$, and hence the derivation of the elastic as well as the total cross-section via the optical theorem.