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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 18, 167-179
DOI 10.1007/s100520000494

Soft diffraction and the elastic slope at Tevatron
and LHC energies: a multi-Pomeron approach

V.A. Khoze1 - A.D. Martin1 - M.G. Ryskin1,2

1 Department of Physics, University of Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
2 Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, Gatchina, St. Petersburg, 188350, Russia

Received: 1 August 2000 / Published online: 27 October 2000 - © Springer-Verlag 2000

We present a formalism for high energy soft processes, mediated by Pomerons, which embodies pion-loop insertions in the Pomeron trajectory, rescattering effects via a two-channel eikonal and high-mass diffractive dissociation. It describes all the main features of the data throughout the ISR to Tevatron energy interval. We give predictions for soft diffractive phenomena at the LHC energy, and we calculate the different survival probabilities of rapidity gaps which occur in various diffractive processes.

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