ATLAS Forward Proton Detectors

5 Jun 2018, 16:00
1h 30m
Library, Centro San Domenico

Library, Centro San Domenico

LHC experiments Posters session


Chiara Grieco (Istitut de Fisica d'Altes Energies (IFAE) - Barcelona (ES))


The aim of the ATLAS Forward Proton (AFP) detector system is the measurement of protons scattered diffractively or electromagnetically at very small angles. The full two-arm setup (on both sides of the interaction point), which allows measurements of processes with two forward protons: central diffraction, exclusive production, and photon-induced interactions, was installed during the 2016/2017 LHC winter shutdown. In 2017, AFP participated in the ATLAS high-luminosity data taking on a daily basis. In addition, several special runs with reduced luminosity were taken. The poster will present the AFP detectors and some of the lessons learned from last year's operation.

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