Measurement of visible cross sections in proton- lead collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV in van der Meer scans with the ALICE detector

Abelev, B. and Antičić, Tome and Gotovac, Sven and Mudnić, Eugen and Planinić, Mirko and Poljak, Nikola and Simatović, Goran and Šuša, Tatjana and Vicković, Linda (ALICE Collaboration) (2014) Measurement of visible cross sections in proton- lead collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV in van der Meer scans with the ALICE detector. Journal of Instrumentation, 9. P11003. ISSN 1748-0221

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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 √ sNN = 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 < η < 4.9, −3.3 < η < −3.0 and 2.8 < η < 5.1, −3.7 < η < −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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: large detector systems for particle and astroparticle physics, particle tracking detectors, heavy-ion detectors
Date: 2014
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: © CERN 2014 for the benefit of the ALICE collaboration, published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License by IOP Publishing Ltd and Sissa Medialab srl. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article’s title, journal citation and DOI.Received: May 31, 2014. Revised: September 22, 2014. Accepted: October 4, 2014. Published: November 4, 2014.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Project code: 119-0982887-1006, 098-0982887-2878
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2017 21:00
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2017 21:00

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