Total hadronic cross sections and π -π + scattering

Francis Halzen, Keiji Igi, Muneyuki Ishida, C. S. Kim

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Recent measurements of the inelastic and total proton-proton cross section at the LHC, and at cosmic ray energies by the Auger experiment, have quantitatively confirmed fits to lower energy data constrained by the assumption that the proton is asymptotically a black disk of gluons. We show that data on p̄(p)p, π -p, and K -p forward scattering support the related expectation that the asymptotic behavior of all cross sections is flavor independent. By using the most recent measurements from ATLAS, CMS, TOTEM, and Auger, we predict σtotpp(√s=8TeV)=100.6±2.9mb and σtotpp(√s=14TeV)=110.8±3.5mb, as well as refine the total cross section σtotpp(√s=57TeV)=139.6±5.4mb. Our analysis also predicts the total π -π + cross sections as a function of √s.

Original languageEnglish
Article number074020
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr 18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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