The correlations of identical charged kaons were measured in p-Pb collisions at root s(NN) = 5.02 TeV by the ALICE experiment at the LHC. The femtoscopic invariant radii and correlation strengths were extracted from one-dimensional kaon correlation functions and were compared with those obtained in pp and Pb-Pb collisions at root s = 7 TeV and root s(NN) = 2.76 TeV, respectively. The presented results also complement the identical-pion femtoscopic data published by the ALICE collaboration. The extracted radii increase with increasing charged-particle multiplicity and decrease with increasing pair transverse momentum. At comparable multiplicities, the radii measured in p-Pb collisions are found to be close to those observed in pp collisions. The obtained femtoscopic parameters are reproduced by the EPOS 3 hadronic interaction model and disfavor models with large initial size or strong collective expansion at low multiplicities.

Язык оригиналаАнглийский
Номер статьи024002
Число страниц15
ЖурналPhysical Review C
Номер выпуска2
СостояниеОпубликовано - 22 авг 2019

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