Two-pion femtoscopy in p-Pb collisions at √sN N = 5.02 TeV

Adam, J. and Erhardt, Filip and Planinić, Mirko and Poljak, Nikola and Simatović, Goran and Utrobičić, Antonija and Zyzak, M. (ALICE Collaboration) (2015) Two-pion femtoscopy in p-Pb collisions at √sN N = 5.02 TeV. Physical Review C, 91 (3). pp. 34906-18. ISSN 0556-2813

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We report the results of the femtoscopic analysis of pairs of identical pions measured in p-Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV. Femtoscopic radii are determined as a function of event multiplicity and pair momentum in three spatial dimensions. As in the pp collision system, the analysis is complicated by the presence of sizable background correlation structures in addition to the femtoscopic signal. The radii increase with event multiplicity and decrease with pair transverse momentum. When taken at comparable multiplicity, the radii measured in p-Pb collisions, at high multiplicity and low pair transverse momentum, are 10%–20% higher than those observed in pp collisions but below those observed in A-A collisions. The results are compared to hydrodynamic predictions at large event multiplicity as well as discussed in the context of calculations based on gluon saturation.

Item Type: Article
Date: 24 March 2015
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: Copyright (2015) by the American Physical Society.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Publisher: American Physical Society
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2015 11:56
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2015 11:56

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