Production of K∗(892)0 and φ(1020) in p–Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV

Adam, J. and Antičić, Tome and Erhardt, Filip and Gotovac, Sven and Mudnić, Eugen and Planinić, Mirko and Poljak, Nikola and Simatović, Goran and Utrobičić, Antonija and Vicković, Linda and Zyzak, M. (ALICE Collaboration) (2016) Production of K∗(892)0 and φ(1020) in p–Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV. European Physical Journal C, 76 (5). pp. 245-21. ISSN 1434-6044

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The production of K∗(892)0 and φ(1020) mesons has been measured in p–Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV. K∗0 and φ are reconstructed via their decay into charged hadrons with the ALICE detector in the rapidity range −0.5 < y < 0. The transverse momentum spectra, measured as a function of the multiplicity, have a pT range from 0 to 15 GeV/c for K∗0 and from 0.3 to 21 GeV/c for φ. Integrated yields, mean transverse momenta and particle ratios are reported and compared with results in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV and Pb–Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV. In Pb–Pb and p–Pb collisions, K∗0 and φ probe the hadronic phase of the system and contribute to the study of particle formation mechanisms by comparison with other identified hadrons. For this purpose, the mean transverse momenta and the differential proton-to-φ ratio are discussed as a function of the multiplicity of the event. The short-lived K∗0 is measured to investigate re-scattering effects, believed to be related to the size of the system and to the lifetime of the hadronic phase.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: proton-lead, collisions ; kaon
Date: April 2016
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: © CERN for the benefit of the ALICE collaboration 2016. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://​creativecommons.​org/​licenses/​by/​4.​0/​), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. Funded by SCOAP3. Received: 1 February 2016. Accepted: 14 April 2016.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Publisher: Springer
Depositing User: Nikola Poljak
Date Deposited: 24 May 2016 11:23
Last Modified: 01 May 2018 16:57

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