@article{86f98ac55fac47508c65345634cbbcc4,

title = "Measurement of differential cross sections for single diffractive dissociation in √s = 8 TeV pp collisions using the ATLAS ALFA spectrometer",

abstract = "A dedicated sample of Large Hadron Collider proton-proton collision data at centre-of-mass energy s = 8 TeV is used to study inclusive single diffractive dissociation, pp → X p. The intact final-state proton is reconstructed in the ATLAS ALFA forward spectrometer, while charged particles from the dissociated system X are measured in the central detector components. The fiducial range of the measurement is −4.0 < log10ξ < −1.6 and 0.016 < |t| < 0.43 GeV2, where ξ is the proton fractional energy loss and t is the squared four-momentum transfer. The total cross section integrated across the fiducial range is 1.59 ± 0.13 mb. Cross sections are also measured differentially as functions of ξ, t, and ∆η, a variable that characterises the rapidity gap separating the proton and the system X. The data are consistent with an exponential t dependence, dσ/dt ∝ eBt with slope parameter B = 7.65 ± 0.34 GeV−2. Interpreted in the framework of triple Regge phenomenology, the ξ dependence leads to a pomeron intercept of α(0) = 1.07 ± 0.09. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]",

keywords = "Diffraction, Forward physics, Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments), QCD",

author = "{The ATLAS Collaboration} and G. Aad and B. Abbott and Abbott, {D. C.} and O. Abdinov and {Abed Abud}, A. and K. Abeling and Abhayasinghe, {D. K.} and Abidi, {S. H.} and AbouZeid, {O. S.} and Abraham, {N. L.} and H. Abramowicz and H. Abreu and Y. Abulaiti and Acharya, {B. S.} and B. Achkar and S. Adachi and L. Adam and {Adam Bourdarios}, C. and L. Adamczyk and L. Adamek and J. Adelman and M. Adersberger and A. Adiguzel and S. Adorni and T. Adye and Affolder, {A. A.} and Y. Afik and C. Agapopoulou and Agaras, {M. N.} and A. Aggarwal and C. Agheorghiesei and Aguilar-Saavedra, {J. A.} and F. Ahmadov and Ahmed, {W. S.} and X. Ai and G. Aielli and S. Akatsuka and {\AA}kesson, {T. P.A.} and E. Akilli and Akimov, {A. V.} and {Al Khoury}, K. and Alberghi, {G. L.} and J. Albert and {Alconada Verzini}, {M. J.} and T. Iizawa and T. Kaji and N. Kimura and T. Mitani and M. Morinaga and K. Yorita",

note = "Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2020, The Author(s).",

year = "2020",

month = feb,

day = "1",

doi = "10.1007/JHEP02(2020)042",

language = "English",

volume = "2020",

journal = "Journal of High Energy Physics",

issn = "1126-6708",

publisher = "Springer Verlag",

number = "2",

}