Adv.High Energy Phys. 2016 (2016) 5082847

by: Nurse, Emily (University Coll. London) et al.

Diffractive events at hadron colliders are typically characterised by a region of the detector without particles, known as a rapidity gap. In order to observe diffractive events in this way, we consider the pseudorapidity acceptance in the forward region of the ATLAS and CMS detectors at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and discuss the methods to select soft diffractive dissociation for pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV. We showed that in the limited detector rapidity acceptance, it is possible to select diffractive dissociated events by requiring a rapidity gap in the event, however, it is not possible to distinguish single diffractive dissociated events from double diffractive dissociated events with a low diffractive mass.
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 23:00