Lucie de Nooij measures the f-meson production cross section in proton-proton interactions at a center-of mass energy of √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The main aim of the ATLAS detector is to study and explore physics around and above the electroweak symmetry-breaking scale. These processes typically take place at high energy transfers, which separates them from the prevalent processes in pp interactions: namely strong force interactions with low momentum transfers described by non-perturbative quantum chromo dynamics (QCD). Monte Carlo event generators are used to simulate these soft processes, but for reliable predictions the models rely on data.
L. de Nooij, The φ(1020)-meson Production Cross Section at √s = 7 TeV Measured with the ATLAS Detector.
Prof. E.N. Koffeman
Dr A.P. Colijn
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