Performance of the totem detectors at the LHC

G. Antchev, P. Aspell, I. Atanassov, V. Avati, J. Baechler, M. G. Bagliesi, V. Berardi, M. Berretti, E. Bossini, U. Bottigli, M. Bozzo, E. Brücken, A. Buzzo, F. S. Cafagna, M. G. Catanesi, R. Cecchi, C. Covault, M. Csanád, T. Csörgó, M. DeileM. Doubek, K. Eggert, V. Eremin, F. Ferro, A. Fiergolski, F. Garcia, S. Giani, V. Greco, L. Grzanka, J. Heino, T. Hilden, A. Karev, J. Kašpar, J. Kopal, V. Kundrát, S. Lami, G. Latino, R. Lauhakangas, T. Leszko, E. Lippmaa, J. Lippmaa, M. Lokajíček, L. Losurdo, M. Lo Vetere, F. Lucas Rodríguez, M. MacRí, T. Mäki, A. Mercadante, N. Minafra, S. Minutoli, F. Nemes, H. Niewiadomski, E. Oliveri, F. Oljemark, R. Orava, M. Oriunno, K. Österberg, P. Palazzi, E. Pedreschi, J. Procházka, M. Quinto, E. Radermacher, E. Radicioni, F. Ravotti, E. Robutti, L. Ropelewski, G. Ruggiero, H. Saarikko, A. Scribano, J. Smajek, W. Snoeys, F. Spinella, J. Sziklai, C. Taylor, A. Thys, N. Turini, V. Vacek, M. Vítek, J. Welti, J. Whitmore, P. Wyszkowski

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The TOTEM Experiment is designed to measure the total proton-proton cross-section with the luminosity-independent method and to study elastic and diffractive pp scattering at the LHC. To achieve optimum forward coverage for charged particles emitted by the pp collisions in the interaction point IP5, two tracking telescopes, T1 and T2, are installed on each side of the IP in the pseudorapidity region 3.1≤|η|≤6.5, and special movable beam-pipe insertions-called Roman Pots (RP)-are placed at distances of ±147 m and ±220 m from IP5. This article describes in detail the working of the TOTEM detector to produce physics results in the first three years of operation and data taking at the LHC.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1330046
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics A
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - Dec 20 2013



  • Particle physics and field theoryl
  • accelerators
  • beams and electromagnetism
  • gaseous detectors
  • instrumentation and measurement
  • particle tracking detectors
  • solid state detectors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Antchev, G., Aspell, P., Atanassov, I., Avati, V., Baechler, J., Bagliesi, M. G., Berardi, V., Berretti, M., Bossini, E., Bottigli, U., Bozzo, M., Brücken, E., Buzzo, A., Cafagna, F. S., Catanesi, M. G., Cecchi, R., Covault, C., Csanád, M., Csörgó, T., ... Wyszkowski, P. (2013). Performance of the totem detectors at the LHC. International Journal of Modern Physics A, 28(31), [1330046].