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Particles and Fields

Eur. Phys. J. C 19, 313-322
DOI: 10.1007/s100520100616

Luminosity measuring processes at the LHC

V.A. Khoze1, A.D. Martin1, R. Orava2 and M.G. Ryskin1, 3

1  Department of Physics and Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, University of Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
2  Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, and Helsinki Institute of Physics, Finland
3  Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, Gatchina, St. Petersburg, 188300, Russia

(Received: 18 October 2000 / Revised version: 9 February 2001 / Published online: 15 March 2001 -© Springer-Verlag 2001)

We study the theoretical accuracy of various methods that have been proposed to measure the luminosity of the LHC pp collider, as well as for Run II of the Tevatron $p\bar{p}$ collider. In particular we consider methods based on (i) the total and forward elastic data, (ii) lepton-pair production and (iii) W and Z production.

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