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Measurements of diffractive dissociation cross sections in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV are presented in kinematic regions defined by the masses M[X] and M[Y] of the two final-state hadronic systems separated by the largest rapidity gap in the event. Differential cross sections are measured as a function of xi[X]= M[X]^2/s in the region -5.5 3, logM[X] > 1.1, and logM[Y] > 1.1, a region dominated by DD. The cross sections integrated over these regions are found to be, respectively, 2.99 +/- 0.02 (stat) +0.32 -0.29 (syst) mb, 1.18 +/- 0.02 (stat) +/- 0.13 (syst) mb, and 0.58 +/- 0.01 (stat) +0.13 -0.11 (syst) mb, and are used to extract total SD and DD cross sections. In addition, the inclusive differential cross section, d sigma /d Delta eta[F], for events with a pseudorapidity gap adjacent to the edge of the detector, is measured over Delta eta[F] = 8.4 units of pseudorapidity. The results are compared to those of other experiments and to theoretical predictions, and found compatible with slowly-rising diffractive cross sections as a function of center-of-mass energy.
|Number of pages||32|
|Journal||Physical Review D. Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Jul 2015|