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Diffractive dissociation in proton-nucleus collisions at collider energies

  • G. Sampaio dos Santos
  • M. V. T. MachadoEmail author
Regular Article - Theoretical Physics

Abstract.

The cross section for the nuclear diffractive dissociation in proton-lead collisions at the LHC is estimated. Based on the current theoretical uncertainties for the single (target) diffactive cross section in hadron-hadron reactions one obtains \( \sigma^{pA\rightarrow pX}_{SD}(\sqrt{s}= 5.02 TeV)=19.67\pm 5.41\) mb and \( \sigma^{pA\rightarrow pX}_{SD} (\sqrt{s}=8.8 TeV) = 18.76\pm 5.77\) mb, respectively. The invariant mass MX for the reaction \( p Pb \rightarrow pX\) is also analyzed. Discussion is performed on the main theoretical uncertainties associated to the calculations.

Keywords

Large Hadron Collider Helio Inelastic Cross Section Large Hadron Collider Energy Diffractive Dissociation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.High Energy Physics Phenomenology GroupGFPAE IF-UFRGSPorto Alegre, RSBrazil

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