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Observation of long-range near-side angular correlations in proton-proton collisions at the LHC

Observation of long-range near-side angular correlations in proton-proton collisions at the LHC
Observation of long-range near-side angular correlations in proton-proton collisions at the LHC
Results on two-particle angular correlations for charged particles emitted in proton-proton collisions at center-of-mass energies of 0.9, 2.36, and 7 TeV are presented, using data collected with the CMS detector over a broad range of pseudorapidity (η) and azimuthal angle (ϕ). Short-range correlations in Δη, which are studied in minimum bias events, are characterized using a simple “independent cluster” parametrization in order to quantify their strength (cluster size) and their extent in η (cluster decay width). Long-range azimuthal correlations are studied differentially as a function of charged particle multiplicity and particle transverse momentum using a 980 nb−1 data set at 7 TeV. In high multiplicity events, a pronounced structure emerges in the two-dimensional correlation function for particle pairs with intermediate pT of 1–3 GeV/c, 2.0 < |Δη| < 4.8 and Δϕ ≈ 0. This is the first observation of such a long-range, near-side feature in two-particle correlation functions in pp or pp ¯ ¯ ¯ pp¯ collisions.
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Khachatryan, Vardan
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Belyaev, Alexander
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The CMS Collaboration
Khachatryan, Vardan
375bcfe5-df1a-41ad-9a90-553e557ef6d6
Belyaev, Alexander
6bdb9638-5ff9-4b65-a8f2-34bae3ac34b3

The CMS Collaboration (2010) Observation of long-range near-side angular correlations in proton-proton collisions at the LHC. Journal of High Energy Physics, 09, 091. (doi:10.1007/JHEP09(2010)091).

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Results on two-particle angular correlations for charged particles emitted in proton-proton collisions at center-of-mass energies of 0.9, 2.36, and 7 TeV are presented, using data collected with the CMS detector over a broad range of pseudorapidity (η) and azimuthal angle (ϕ). Short-range correlations in Δη, which are studied in minimum bias events, are characterized using a simple “independent cluster” parametrization in order to quantify their strength (cluster size) and their extent in η (cluster decay width). Long-range azimuthal correlations are studied differentially as a function of charged particle multiplicity and particle transverse momentum using a 980 nb−1 data set at 7 TeV. In high multiplicity events, a pronounced structure emerges in the two-dimensional correlation function for particle pairs with intermediate pT of 1–3 GeV/c, 2.0 < |Δη| < 4.8 and Δϕ ≈ 0. This is the first observation of such a long-range, near-side feature in two-particle correlation functions in pp or pp ¯ ¯ ¯ pp¯ collisions.

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Published date: 2010
Organisations: Physics & Astronomy

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Local EPrints ID: 411573
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/411573
PURE UUID: 51384e75-c04a-4f3a-a54c-16423781a64f
ORCID for Alexander Belyaev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1733-4408

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Date deposited: 20 Jun 2017 16:33
Last modified: 17 Dec 2019 01:44

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