Measurement of the inelastic proton-proton cross section at root s=13 TeV

Sirunyan A. M., Tumasyan A., Adam W., Ambrogi F., Asilar E., Bergauer T., ...More

JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, no.7, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/jhep07(2018)161
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Forward physics, Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments), ELASTIC-SCATTERING, COLLISIONS, SPECTRA
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A measurement of the inelastic proton-proton cross section with the CMS detector at a center-of-mass energy of root s = 13 TeV is presented. The analysis is based on events with energy deposits in the forward calorimeters, which cover pseudorapidities of -6.6 < eta < -3.0 and +3.0 < eta < +5.2. An inelastic cross section of 68.6 +/- 0.5(syst) +/- 1.6(lumi) mb is obtained for events with M-x > 4.1 GeV and/or M-Y > 13 GeV, where M-x and M-Y are the masses of the diffractive dissociation systems at negative and positive pseudorapidities, respectively. The results are compared with those from other experiments as well as to predictions from high-energy hadron-hadron interaction models.