Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Diffractive dissociation in proton-nucleus collisions at collider energies
High Energy Physics Phenomenology Group, GFPAE IF-UFRGS, Caixa Postal 15051, CEP 91501-970, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
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Accepted: 23 October 2014
Published online: 3 November 2014
The cross section for the nuclear diffractive dissociation in proton-lead collisions at the LHC is estimated. Based on the current theoretical uncertainties for the single (target) diffactive cross section in hadron-hadron reactions one obtains mb and mb, respectively. The invariant mass MX for the reaction is also analyzed. Discussion is performed on the main theoretical uncertainties associated to the calculations.
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