Jet-associated deuteron production in pp collisions at s=13 TeV

ALICE Collaboration

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Abstract

Deuteron production in high-energy collisions is sensitive to the space–time evolution of the collision system, and is typically described by a coalescence mechanism. For the first time, we present results on jet-associated deuteron production in pp collisions at s=13 TeV, providing an opportunity to test the established picture for deuteron production in events with a hard scattering. Using a trigger particle with high transverse-momentum (pT>5 GeV/c) as a proxy for the presence of a jet at midrapidity, we observe a measurable population of deuterons being produced around the jet proxy. The associated deuteron yield measured in a narrow angular range around the trigger particle differs by 2.4–4.8 standard deviations from the uncorrelated background. The data are described by PYTHIA model calculations featuring baryon coalescence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number136440
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume819
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 10 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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