@article{7672068ad96846008308793d276f0f6b,

title = "First measurement of the forward rapidity gap distribution in Formula Presented collisions at Formula Presented",

abstract = "For the first time at LHC energies, the forward rapidity gap spectra from proton-lead collisions for both proton and lead dissociation processes are presented. The analysis is performed over 10.4 units of pseudorapidity at a center-of-mass energy per nucleon pair of Formula Presented, almost 300 times higher than in previous measurements of diffractive production in proton-nucleus collisions. For lead dissociation processes, which correspond to the pomeron-lead event topology, the epos-lhc generator predictions are a factor of 2 below the data, but the model gives a reasonable description of the rapidity gap spectrum shape. For the pomeron-proton topology, the epos-lhc, qgsjet ii, and hijing predictions are all at least a factor of 5 lower than the data. The latter effect might be explained by a significant contribution of ultraperipheral photoproduction events mimicking the signature of diffractive processes. These data may be of significant help in understanding the high energy limit of quantum chromodynamics and for modeling cosmic ray air showers.",

author = "{CMS Collaboration} and A. Tumasyan and W. Adam and F. Ambrogi and T. Bergauer and M. Dragicevic and J. Er{\"o} and {Escalante Del Valle}, A. and R. Fr{\"u}hwirth and M. Jeitler and N. Krammer and L. Lechner and D. Liko and T. Madlener and I. Mikulec and Pitters, {F. M.} and N. Rad and J. Schieck and R. Sch{\"o}fbeck and M. Spanring and S. Templ and W. Waltenberger and Wulz, {C. E.} and M. Zarucki and Darwish, {M. R.} and {De Wolf}, {E. A.} and {Di Croce}, D. and T. Janssen and T. Kello and A. Lelek and M. Pieters and {Rejeb Sfar}, H. and {Van Haevermaet}, H. and {Van Mechelen}, P. and {Van Putte}, S. and {Van Remortel}, N. and F. Blekman and Bols, {E. S.} and Chhibra, {S. S.} and J. D{\textquoteright}Hondt and {De Clercq}, J. and D. Lontkovskyi and S. Lowette and I. Marchesini and S. Moortgat and A. Morton and Q. Python and S. Tavernier and {Van Doninck}, W. and Kuo, {C. M.} and Yu, {S. S.}",

note = "Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2023 CERN, for the CMS Collaboration.",

year = "2023",

month = nov,

day = "1",

doi = "10.1103/PhysRevD.108.092004",

language = "???core.languages.en_GB???",

volume = "108",

journal = "Physical Review D",

issn = "2470-0010",

number = "9",

}