Search for a common baryon source in high-multiplicity pp collisions at the LHC

ALICE Collaboration

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Abstract

We report on the measurement of the size of the particle-emitting source from two-baryon correlations with ALICE in high-multiplicity pp collisions_ at √s = 13 TeV. The source radius is studied with low relative momentum p–p, p–p, p–Λ, and p–Λ pairs as a function of the pair transverse mass mT considering for the first time in a quantitative way the effect of strong resonance decays. After correcting for this effect, the radii extracted for pairs of different particle species agree. This indicates that protons, antiprotons, Λs, and Λs originate from the same source. Within the measured mT range (1.1–2.2) GeV/c2 the invariant radius of this common source varies between 1.3 and 0.85 fm. These results provide a precise reference for studies of the strong hadron–hadron interactions and for the investigation of collective properties in small colliding systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Apr 16 2020
Externally publishedYes

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