Centrality dependence of π, K, and p production in Pb-Pb collisions at √SNN = 2.76 TeV

Abelev, B. and Planinić, Mirko and Poljak, Nikola and Simatović, Goran and Zyzak, M. (ALICE Collaboration) (2013) Centrality dependence of π, K, and p production in Pb-Pb collisions at √SNN = 2.76 TeV. Physical Review C, 88 (4). pp. 44910-23. ISSN 0556-2813

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In this paper measurements are presented of π±, K±, p, and p¯ production at midrapidity (|y|<0.5), in Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN=2.76 TeV as a function of centrality. The measurement covers the transverse-momentum (pT) range from 100, 200, and 300 MeV/c up to 3, 3, and 4.6 GeV/c for π, K, and p, respectively. The measured pT distributions and yields are compared to expectations based on hydrodynamic, thermal and recombination models. The spectral shapes of central collisions show a stronger radial flow than measured at lower energies, which can be described in hydrodynamic models. In peripheral collisions, the pT distributions are not well reproduced by hydrodynamic models. Ratios of integrated particle yields are found to be nearly independent of centrality. The yield of protons normalized to pions is a factor ∼1.5 lower than the expectation from thermal models.

Item Type: Article
Date: October 2013
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics > Nuclear Physics
Additional Information: Copyright (2013) by the American Physical Society.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Publisher: American Physical Society
Depositing User: mag. bibl. Marija Turković
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2014 11:30
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2014 12:59
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/2763

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