The European Physical Journal C

, Volume 51, Issue 4, pp 1009–1012 | Cite as

Determining the inelastic proton–proton cross section at the large hadron collider using minimum bias events

  • I. DawsonEmail author
  • K. Prokofiev
Special Article - Tools for Experiment and Theory


In this paper a new method is described for determining the non-diffractive part of the inelastic proton–proton cross section, at the LHC centre of mass energy of 14 TeV. The method is based on counting the number of inelastic proton–proton interactions in the collision regions. According to a preliminary investigation, this measurement will be best suited for the initial low luminosity phase of the LHC. Knowledge of the proton–proton luminosity is likely to dominate the measurement uncertainty.


Large Hadron Collider Primary Vertex Inelastic Event Large Hadron Collider Experiment Large Hadron Collider Energy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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