Survival probability at the LHC

Enol Gotsman*

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Using a model based on two elements: the Good-Walker mechanism for low mass diffraction and multi-pomeron interactions for high mass diffraction, we obtain an excellent description of all aspects of soft scattering at high energy. The parameters of the model are determined by a fit to experimental data, giving the slope of the pomeron to be ( αp≈0.01 GeV -2 We calculate the survival probability of diffractive Riggs production, and obtain a value for this observable, which is smaller than 100 for the LRC energy range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-216
Number of pages4
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2009
EventInternational Workshop on Diffraction in High Energy Physics, DIFFRACTION 2008 - La Londe-les-Maures, France
Duration: 9 Sep 200814 Sep 2008


  • LRC
  • QCD
  • Riggs production
  • Soft interactions
  • Survival probability


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