Proton-air collisions in a model of soft interactions at high energies

E. Gotsman, E. Levin, U. Maor

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Abstract

We evaluate both the Pomeron interactions and the inelastic Gribov corrections to the Glauber-Gribov formula, which is used to extract proton-proton cross sections from proton-air collisions at high energies. We demonstrate that these corrections are compatible with the errors for proton-air cross sections measured at ultrahigh energies in cosmic ray experiments. We present the results of a calculation of these cross sections based on our model for the soft interactions at high energies, which provides a good description of available accelerator data, including that for LHC energies. © 2013 American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
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Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2013

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