Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/9696
Title: Measurement of the centrality dependence of the charged-particle pseudorapidity distribution in proton-lead collisions at root s(NN)=5.02 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Authors: Aad, G.
Abajyan, T.
Abbott, B.
Abdallah, J.
Khalek, S. Abdel
Abdinov, O.
Addy, T. N.
Keywords: Multiparticle Production
Multiplicity
Fluctuations
Hadrons
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: The centrality dependence of the mean charged-particle multiplicity as a function of pseudorapidity is measured in approximately 1 mu b(-1) of proton-lead collisions at a nucleon-nucleon centre-of-mass energy of root s(NN) = 5.02 TeV using the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Charged particles with absolute pseudorapidity less than 2.7 are reconstructed using the ATLAS pixel detector. The p + Pb collision centrality is characterised by the total transverse energy measured in the Pb-going direction of the forward calorimeter. The charged-particle pseudorapidity distributions are found to vary strongly with centrality, with an increasing asymmetry between the proton-going and Pb-going directions as the collisions become more central. Three different estimations of the number of nucleons participating in the p + Pb collision have been carried out using the Glauber model as well as two Glauber-Gribov inspired extensions to the Glauber model. Charged-particle multiplicities per participant pair are found to vary differently for these three models, highlighting the importance of including colour fluctuations in nucleon-nucleon collisions in the modelling of the initial state of p + Pb collisions.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4002-3
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/9696
ISSN: 1434-6044
1434-6052
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