The antiproton-proton small-angle elastic-scattering distribution was measured at\(\sqrt s \) GeV at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. A fit to the nuclear-scattering distribution in the range 0.065≤|t|≤0.21 (GeV/c)2 givesb=(16.2±0.5±0.5) (GeV/c)−2 for the logarithmic slope parameter. Using the optical theorem and the luminosity from Collider parameters, we obtain σtoto(1+ρ2)1/2 =(61.7±3.7±4.4)mb.
Cross sections derived assuming RE(AMP)/IM(AMP) = 0.140, see Phys. Lett. B188, 143 (1987).
Slope was derived in the t range -0.065 < t < -0.21 (GeV/c)**2.
Results of least square's fit to the distribution.
Total cross section from fit to data.
Total single diffraction cross section.
Nuclear Store Parameter.
Total cross section measurement. Errors contain systematic effects folded including a 15 PCT error in luminosity measurement which dominates the error.
Total cross section assuming RHO = 0.145 (low energy fit). If RHO is taken as 0.24 obtained by UA4 at sqrt(s) = 546 GeV, the value of SIG is reduced by 1.8 PCT.
Error contains estimate of systematic effects.