Insight into particle production mechanisms via angular correlations of identified particles in pp collisions at s√=7 TeV
ALICE Collaboration. (2017). Insight into particle production mechanisms via angular correlations of identified particles in pp collisions at s√=7 TeV. European Physical Journal C, 77 (8), 569. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-5129-6
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Rak, Jan |
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Two-particle angular correlations were measured in pp collisions at s√=7 TeV for pions, kaons, protons, and lambdas, for all particle/anti-particle combinations in the pair. Data for mesons exhibit an expected peak dominated by effects associated with mini-jets and are well reproduced by general purpose Monte Carlo generators. However, for baryon–baryon and anti-baryon–anti-baryon pairs, where both particles have the same baryon number, a near-side anti-correlation structure is observed instead of a peak. This effect is interpreted in the context of baryon production mechanisms in the fragmentation process. It currently presents a challenge to Monte Carlo models and its origin remains an open question.