Theoretical expectations for s^{tot} at the large hadron collider
Abstract
In this note, we summarize and compare various model predictions for pp total crosssection sigma_{tot}^{pp}, giving an estimate of the range of predictions for the total crosssection, sigma_{tot}^{pp} expected at the LHC. We concentrate on the results for sigma_{tot}^{pp} obtained in a particular QCD based model of the energy dependence of the total crosssection, including the effect of soft gluon radiation. We obtain the range of predictions in this model by exploring the allowed range of model parameters. We further give a handy parametrisation of these results which incidentally spans the range of various other available predictions at the LHC as well.
 Publication:

Pramana
 Pub Date:
 April 2006
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF02704798
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepph/0604214
 Bibcode:
 2006Prama..66..657G
 Keywords:

 Quantum chromodynamics;
 total crosssections;
 large hadron collider.;
 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology
 EPrint:
 12 pages, 6 figures, laTeX, requires ias.cls, ias.sty included