TOTEM experiment

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Large Hadron Collider
LHC experiments
ATLASA Toroidal LHC Apparatus
CMSCompact Muon Solenoid
ALICEA Large Ion Collider Experiment
TOTEMTotal Cross Section, Elastic Scattering and Diffraction Dissociation
MoEDALMonopole and Exotics Detector At the LHC
FASERForwArd Search ExpeRiment
LHC preaccelerators
p and PbLinear accelerators for protons (Linac 2) and Lead (Linac 3)
(not marked)Proton Synchrotron Booster
PSProton Synchrotron
SPSSuper Proton Synchrotron

The TOTEM experiment (TOTal Elastic and diffractive cross section Measurement) is one of the eight detector experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. The other seven are: ATLAS, ALICE, CMS, LHCb, LHCf, MoEDAL and FASER. It shares an interaction point with CMS. The detector aims at measurement of total cross section, elastic scattering, and diffractive processes. The primary instrument of the detector is referred to as a Roman pot.

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  • G. Anelli et al. (TOTEM Collaboration) (2008). "The TOTEM Experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider". Journal of Instrumentation. 3 (8): S08007. Bibcode:2008JInst...3S8007T. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/3/08/S08007. (Full design documentation)

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Coordinates: 46°18′35″N 6°04′35″E / 46.30972°N 6.07639°E / 46.30972; 6.07639