Measurement of the forward charged particle pseudorapidity density in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 8$ TeV using a displaced interaction point

The TOTEM collaboration Antchev, G. ; Aspell, P. ; Atanassov, I. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J.C 75 (2015) 126, 2015.
Inspire Record 1328627 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.72847

The the pseudorapidity density of charged particles dN$_{ch}$/d$\eta$ is measured by the TOTEM experiment in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV within the range 3.9 < $\eta$ < 4.7 and −6.95 < $\eta$ < −6.9. Data were collected in a low intensity LHC run with collisions occurring at a distance of 11.25 m from the nominal interaction point. The data sample is expected to include 96-97% of the inelastic proton-proton interactions. The measurement reported here considers charged particles with $P_T$ > 0 MeV/c, produced in inelastic interactions with at least one charged particle in −7 < $\eta$ < −6 or 3.7< $\eta$ < 4.8. The dN$_{ch}$/d$\eta$ has been found to decrease with |$\eta$|, from 5.11 ± 0.73 at $\eta$ =3.95 to 1.81 ± 0.56 at $\eta$ = −6.925. Several MC generators are compared to the data and are found to be within the systematic uncertainty of the measurement.

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The TOTEM dNch/deta measurement for inelastic pp events with displaced interaction point at 8 TeV.


Double diffractive cross-section measurement in the forward region at the LHC

The TOTEM collaboration Antchev, G. ; Aspell, P. ; Atanassov, I. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 111 (2013) 262001, 2013.
Inspire Record 1251897 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.64889

The first double diffractive cross-section measurement in the very forward region has been carried out by the TOTEM experiment at the LHC with center-of-mass energy of sqrt(s)=7 TeV. By utilizing the very forward TOTEM tracking detectors T1 and T2, which extend up to |eta|=6.5, a clean sample of double diffractive pp events was extracted. From these events, we measured the cross-section sigma_DD =(116 +- 25) mub for events where both diffractive systems have 4.7 <|eta|_min < 6.5 .

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Visible double diffractive cross-section measurements in the forward region. See paper for details of the nomenclature.

True eta_min corrected double diffractive cross-section measurements in the forward region. See paper for details of the nomenclature.


Measurement of the forward charged particle pseudorapidity density in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 7$ TeV with the TOTEM experiment

The TOTEM collaboration Antchev, G ; Atanassov, I. ; Avati, V. ; et al.
EPL 98 (2012) 31002, 2012.
Inspire Record 1115294 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.59403

The TOTEM experiment has measured the charged particle pseudorapidity density dN_{ch}/deta in pp collisions at sqrt{s} = 7 TeV for 5.3<|eta|<6.4 in events with at least one charged particle with transverse momentum above 40 MeV/c in this pseudorapidity range. This extends the analogous measurement performed by the other LHC experiments to the previously unexplored forward eta region. The measurement refers to more than 99% of non-diffractive processes and to single and double diffractive processes with diffractive masses above ~3.4 GeV/c^2, corresponding to about 95% of the total inelastic cross-section. The dN_{ch}/deta has been found to decrease with |eta|, from 3.84 pm 0.01(stat) pm 0.37(syst) at |eta| = 5.375 to 2.38 pm 0.01(stat) pm 0.21(syst) at |eta| = 6.375. Several MC generators have been compared to data; none of them has been found to fully describe the measurement.

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Charged-particle multiplicities in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of mass energy of 7 TeV as a function of pseudorapidity for events with the number of charged particles >=1 having transverse momentum >40 MeV and 5.3< absolute(pseudorapidity) <6.5.