Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Total pion–proton cross section from the new LHCf data on leading neutrons spectra
Institute for High Energy Physics, NRC “Kurchatov Institute”, Protvino, 142 281, Russia
* e-mail: Roman.Rioutine@cern.ch
Accepted: 8 February 2017
Published online: 17 February 2017
In the light of the latest data by the LHCf collaboration of the LHC on leading neutrons spectra it is possible to obtain total pion–proton cross sections in the TeV energy region. In this work the exact extraction procedure is shown. Final results for the pion–proton cross section are collected at several different values of the colliding energy and compared with some popular theoretical predictions. The errors of the results are estimated.
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