Discovery of the Odderon by TOTEM experiments and the FMO approach
Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Metrologichna 14b, Kiev, 03680 Ukraine
2 Faculty of European Studies, Babes-Bolyai University, Emmanuel de Martonne Street 1, 400090 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Published online: 19 April 2019
This paper is an extended version of the talk by B. Nicolescu at the XLVIII International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics (ISMD2018) at Singapore, 3-7 September, 2018. Theoretical basis and history of the Froissaron and Maximal Odderon (FMO) approach for elastic pp and p scattering is presented. Precise formulation of the FMO model at any momentum transfer squared t is given. The model is applied to description and analysis of the experimental data in a wide interval of energy and t. The special attention is given for the latest TOTEM data at 13 TeV, both at t = 0 and at t ≠ 0 and to their interpretation in the FMO model. It is emphasized that the last TOTEM results can be considered as clear evidence for the first experimental observation of the Odderon, predicted theoretically about 50 years ago.
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