Measurement of visible cross sections in proton-lead collisions at root s(NN)=5.02 TeV in van der Meer scans with the ALICE detector
ALICE Collaboration (ukupan broj autora: 935)
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In 2013, the Large Hadron Collider provided proton-lead and lead-proton collisions at the center-of-mass energy per nucleon pair root s(NN) = 5.02 TeV. Van der Meer scans were performed for both configurations of colliding beams, and the cross section was measured for two reference processes, based on particle detection by the T0 and V0 detectors, with pseudo-rapidity coverage 4.6 LT eta LT 4.9, -3.3 LT eta LT -3.0 and 2.8 LT eta LT 5.1, -3.7 LT eta LT -1.7, respectively. Given the asymmetric detector acceptance, the cross section was measured separately for the two configurations. The measured visible cross sections are used to calculate the integrated luminosity of the proton-lead and lead-proton data samples, and to indirectly measure the cross section for a third, configuration-independent, reference process, based on neutron detection by the Zero Degree Calorimeters.
Keywords:Large detector systems for particle and astroparticle physics / Particle tracking detectors / Heavy-ion detectors
Source:Journal of Instrumentation, 2014, 9
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