The TOTEM experiment at the CERN large hadron collider

E. Brücken, Francisco Garcia, J. Heino, T. Hilden, J. Kalliopuska, K. Kurvinen, R. Lauhakangas, F. Oljemark, R. Orava, J. Petäjäjärvi, H. Saarikko, Nick van Remortel, K. Österberg, TOTEM Collaboration

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    "The TOTEM Experiment will measure the total pp cross-section with the luminosity-independent method and study elastic and diffractive scattering at the LHC. To achieve optimum forward coverage for charged particles emitted by the pp collisions in the interaction point IP5, two tracking telescopes, T1 and T2, will be installed on each side in the pseudorapidity region 3.1 <= vertical bar eta vertical bar <= 6.5, and Roman Pot stations will be placed at distances of +/- 147m and +/- 220m from IP5. Being an independent experiment but technically integrated into CMS, TOTEM will first operate in standalone mode to pursue its own physics programme and at a later stage together with CMS for a common physics programme. This article gives a description of the TOTEM apparatus and its performance."
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Instrumentation
    Issue number8
    Pages (from-to)S08007
    Number of pages112
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Fields of Science

    • 114 Physical sciences

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