ALICE Diffractive

  • Posted on: 3 March 2015
Diffractive processes represent more than 25% of the cross-section for inelastic proton–proton collisions at the LHC. It is a field that provides access to non-perturbative QCD processes lying at the heart of ALICE’s scientific programme.

Diffractive and photon induced physics is a research area with a remarkable discovery potential at the LHC. ALICE has started a programme to exploit its unique capabilities to study the subject in both proton-proton and heavy ion collisions. The new sub-detector for diffractive physics would enhance the performance of ALICE to address some relevant topics on this matter. It consists of four stations of scintillator pads that would tag the diffractive gap more efficiently.

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