Centrality dependence of the pseudorapidity density distribution for charged particles in Pb–Pb collisions at



Adam, J, Adamová, D, Aggarwal, MM, Aglieri Rinella, G, Agnello, M, Agrawal, N, Ahammed, Z, Ahmad, S, Ahn, SU, Aiola, S
et al (show 1010 more authors) (2017) Centrality dependence of the pseudorapidity density distribution for charged particles in Pb–Pb collisions at. Physics Letters B, 772. pp. 567-577.

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Abstract

We present the charged-particle pseudorapidity density in Pb–Pb collisions at sNN=5.02 TeV in centrality classes measured by ALICE. The measurement covers a wide pseudorapidity range from −3.5 to 5, which is sufficient for reliable estimates of the total number of charged particles produced in the collisions. For the most central (0–5%) collisions we find 21400±1300, while for the most peripheral (80–90%) we find 230±38. This corresponds to an increase of (27±4)% over the results at sNN=2.76 TeV previously reported by ALICE. The energy dependence of the total number of charged particles produced in heavy-ion collisions is found to obey a modified power-law like behaviour. The charged-particle pseudorapidity density of the most central collisions is compared to model calculations — none of which fully describes the measured distribution. We also present an estimate of the rapidity density of charged particles. The width of that distribution is found to exhibit a remarkable proportionality to the beam rapidity, independent of the collision energy from the top SPS to LHC energies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 5106 Nuclear and Plasma Physics, 5107 Particle and High Energy Physics, 51 Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2017 08:04
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2024 19:08
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2017.07.017
Open Access URL: http://10.0.3.248/j.physletb.2017.07.017
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3009078