Charged-particle pseudorapidity density at mid-rapidity in p-Pb collisions at root S-NN=8.16 TeV

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The ALICE Collaboration , Acharya , S , Brucken , E J , Chang , B , Hilden , T E , Kim , D J , Litichevskyi , V , Mieskolainen , M M , Orava , R , Parkkila , J E , Rak , J , Räsänen , S S , Saarinen , S , Slupecki , M , Snellman , T W , Trzaska , W H , Vargyas , M & Viinikainen , J 2019 , ' Charged-particle pseudorapidity density at mid-rapidity in p-Pb collisions at root S-NN=8.16 TeV ' , European Physical Journal C. Particles and Fields , vol. 79 , no. 4 , 307 . https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6801-9

Title: Charged-particle pseudorapidity density at mid-rapidity in p-Pb collisions at root S-NN=8.16 TeV
Author: The ALICE collaboration; Acharya, S.; Brucken, E. J.; Chang, B.; Hilden, T. E.; Kim, D. J.; Litichevskyi, V.; Mieskolainen, M. M.; Orava, R.; Parkkila, J. E.; Rak, J.; Räsänen, S. S.; Saarinen, S.; Slupecki, M.; Snellman, T. W.; Trzaska, W. H.; Vargyas, M.; Viinikainen, J.
Contributor organization: Helsinki Institute of Physics
Date: 2019-04-04
Language: eng
Number of pages: 17
Belongs to series: European Physical Journal C. Particles and Fields
ISSN: 1434-6044
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6801-9
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/301594
Abstract: The pseudorapidity density of charged particles, dN(ch)/d eta, in p-Pb collisions has been measured at a centre of-mass energy per nucleon-nucleon pair of root S-NN = 8.16 TeV at mid-pseudorapidity for non-single-diffractive events. The results cover 3.6 units of pseudorapidity, vertical bar eta vertical bar < 1.8. The dN(ch)/d eta value is 19.1 +/- 0.7 at vertical bar eta vertical bar < 0.5. This quantity divided by < N-part >/2 is 4.73 +/- 0.20, where < N-part > is the average number of participating nucleons, is 9.5% higher than the corresponding value for p-Pb collisions at root S-NN = 5.02 TeV. Measurements are compared with models based on different mechanisms for particle production. All models agree within uncertainties with data in the Pb-going side, while HIJING overestimates, showing a symmetric behaviour, and EPOS underestimates the p-going side of the dN(ch)/d eta distribution. Saturation-based models reproduce the distributions well for eta > -1.3. The dN(ch)/d eta is also measured for different centrality estimators, based both on the charged particle multiplicity and on the energy deposited in the Zero Degree Calorimeters. A study of the implications of the large multiplicity fluctuations due to the small number of participants for systems like p-Pb in the centrality calculation for multiplicity-based estimators is discussed, demonstrating the advantages of determining the centrality with energy deposited near beam rapidity.
Subject: 114 Physical sciences
AU COLLISIONS
MULTIPLICITY
DISTRIBUTIONS
DEPENDENCE
CENTRALITY
Peer reviewed: Yes
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