Multiplicity dependence of pi, K, and p production in pp collisions at root s=13 TeV

ALICE Collaboration

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This paper presents the measurements of pi(+/-), K-+/-, p and (p) over bar transverse momentum (p(T)) spectra as a function of charged-particle multiplicity density in proton-proton (pp) collisions at root s = 13 TeV with the ALICE detector at the LHC. Such study allows us to isolate the center-ofmass energy dependence of light-flavour particle production. The measurements reported here cover a pT range from 0.1 to 20 GeV/c and are done in the rapidity interval | y| <0.5. The p(T)-differential particle ratios exhibit an evolution with multiplicity, similar to that observed in pp collisions at v s = 7 TeV, which is qualitatively described by some of the hydrodynamical and pQCD-inspired models discussed in this paper. Furthermore, the pT-integrated hadron-to-pion yield ratios measured in pp collisions at two different center-of-mass energies are consistent when compared at similar multiplicities. This also extends to strange and multi-strange hadrons, suggesting that, at LHC energies, particle hadrochemistry scales with particle multiplicity the same way under different collision energies and colliding systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number693
Number of pages20
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2020

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  • SIDE
  • KAON
  • QCD

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