(Anti-)deuteron production in pp collisions at √<i>s</i>=13 TeV

Acharya, S, Acosta, FT, Adam, J, Adamova, D, Adler, A, Adolfsson, J, Aggarwal, MM, Rinella, G Aglieri, Agnello, M, Agrawal, N
et al (show 1014 more authors) (2020) (Anti-)deuteron production in pp collisions at √<i>s</i>=13 TeV. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C, 80 (9).

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<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>The study of (anti-)deuteron production in pp collisions has proven to be a powerful tool to investigate the formation mechanism of loosely bound states in high-energy hadronic collisions. In this paper the production of <jats:inline-formula><jats:alternatives><jats:tex-math>$$\text {(anti-)deuterons}$$</jats:tex-math><mml:math xmlns:mml="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML"> <mml:mtext>(anti-)deuterons</mml:mtext> </mml:math></jats:alternatives></jats:inline-formula> is studied as a function of the charged particle multiplicity in inelastic pp collisions at <jats:inline-formula><jats:alternatives><jats:tex-math>$$\sqrt{s}=13$$</jats:tex-math><mml:math xmlns:mml="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML"> <mml:mrow> <mml:msqrt> <mml:mi>s</mml:mi> </mml:msqrt> <mml:mo>=</mml:mo> <mml:mn>13</mml:mn> </mml:mrow> </mml:math></jats:alternatives></jats:inline-formula> TeV using the ALICE experiment. Thanks to the large number of accumulated minimum bias events, it has been possible to measure (anti-)deuteron production in pp collisions up to the same charged particle multiplicity (<jats:inline-formula><jats:alternatives><jats:tex-math>$${\mathrm {d} N_{ch}/\mathrm {d} \eta } \sim 26$$</jats:tex-math><mml:math xmlns:mml="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML"> <mml:mrow> <mml:mrow> <mml:mi>d</mml:mi> <mml:msub> <mml:mi>N</mml:mi> <mml:mrow> <mml:mi>ch</mml:mi> </mml:mrow> </mml:msub> <mml:mo>/</mml:mo> <mml:mi>d</mml:mi> <mml:mi>η</mml:mi> </mml:mrow> <mml:mo>∼</mml:mo> <mml:mn>26</mml:mn> </mml:mrow> </mml:math></jats:alternatives></jats:inline-formula>) as measured in p–Pb collisions at similar centre-of-mass energies. Within the uncertainties, the deuteron yield in pp collisions resembles the one in p–Pb interactions, suggesting a common formation mechanism behind the production of light nuclei in hadronic interactions. In this context the measurements are compared with the expectations of coalescence and statistical hadronisation models (SHM).</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
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Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2020 11:37
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2023 00:43
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-020-8256-4
Open Access URL: https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-020-8256-4
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3106366