Multiplicity dependence of (multi-)strange hadron production in proton-proton 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 1016 more authors) (2020) Multiplicity dependence of (multi-)strange hadron production in proton-proton collisions at √<i>s</i>=13 TeV. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C, 80 (2). 167-.

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<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>The production rates and the transverse momentum distribution of strange hadrons at mid-rapidity (<jats:inline-formula><jats:alternatives><jats:tex-math>$$\left| y\right| &lt; 0.5$$</jats:tex-math><mml:math xmlns:mml=""><mml:mrow><mml:mfenced><mml:mi>y</mml:mi></mml:mfenced><mml:mo>&lt;</mml:mo><mml:mn>0.5</mml:mn></mml:mrow></mml:math></jats:alternatives></jats:inline-formula>) are measured in proton-proton collisions at <jats:inline-formula><jats:alternatives><jats:tex-math>$$\sqrt{s}$$</jats:tex-math><mml:math xmlns:mml=""><mml:msqrt><mml:mi>s</mml:mi></mml:msqrt></mml:math></jats:alternatives></jats:inline-formula> = 13 TeV as a function of the charged particle multiplicity, using the ALICE detector at the LHC. The production rates of <jats:inline-formula><jats:alternatives><jats:tex-math>$$\mathrm{K}^{0}_{S}$$</jats:tex-math><mml:math xmlns:mml=""><mml:msubsup><mml:mrow><mml:mi>K</mml:mi></mml:mrow><mml:mi>S</mml:mi><mml:mn>0</mml:mn></mml:msubsup></mml:math></jats:alternatives></jats:inline-formula>, <jats:inline-formula><jats:alternatives><jats:tex-math>$$\Lambda $$</jats:tex-math><mml:math xmlns:mml=""><mml:mi>Λ</mml:mi></mml:math></jats:alternatives></jats:inline-formula>, <jats:inline-formula><jats:alternatives><jats:tex-math>$$\Xi $$</jats:tex-math><mml:math xmlns:mml=""><mml:mi>Ξ</mml:mi></mml:math></jats:alternatives></jats:inline-formula>, and <jats:inline-formula><jats:alternatives><jats:tex-math>$$\Omega $$</jats:tex-math><mml:math xmlns:mml=""><mml:mi>Ω</mml:mi></mml:math></jats:alternatives></jats:inline-formula> increase with the multiplicity faster than what is reported for inclusive charged particles. The increase is found to be more pronounced for hadrons with a larger strangeness content. Possible auto-correlations between the charged particles and the strange hadrons are evaluated by measuring the event-activity with charged particle multiplicity estimators covering different pseudorapidity regions. When comparing to lower energy results, the yields of strange hadrons are found to depend only on the mid-rapidity charged particle multiplicity. Several features of the data are reproduced qualitatively by general purpose QCD Monte Carlo models that take into account the effect of densely-packed QCD strings in high multiplicity collisions. However, none of the tested models reproduce the data quantitatively. This work corroborates and extends the ALICE findings on strangeness production in proton-proton collisions at 7 TeV.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 5106 Nuclear and Plasma Physics, 5107 Particle and High Energy Physics, 51 Physical Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2021 10:19
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2024 18:58
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-020-7673-8
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