Soft QCD and Central Exclusive Production at LHCb

Apr 10, 2019, 11:05 AM
Cavallerizza Reale - Aula Multifunzione

Cavallerizza Reale - Aula Multifunzione

Via Verdi, 9 Turin
Parallel Session Talk WG2: Low-x and Diffraction WG2: Small-x and Diffraction


Marcin Kucharczyk (Polish Academy of Sciences (PL))


The forward acceptance of LHCb, 2.0 < y < 5.0, provides complementary reach to the general purpose detectors at the LHC for the study of Soft QCD processes. In addition, the installation of a series of scintillating pad detectors (Herschel), bracketing the LHCb detector along the beamline, for Run 2 of the LHC, with dedicated triggers, has significantly enhanced LHCb's sensitivity to central exclusive production (CEP). Recent LHCb measurements of the pp inelastic cross-section, minimum bias properties, and particle production in CEP will be presented.

Primary author

Katharina Mueller (Universitaet Zuerich (CH))

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