PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 397 - The Ninth Annual Conference on Large Hadron Collider Physics (LHCP2021) - Poster Session
Extension of Glauber-like model for Proton-Proton collisions using anisotropic and inhomogeneous density profile
S. Deb*, G. Sarwar, D. Thakur, P. S., R. Sahoo and J.e. Alam
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Pre-published on: October 25, 2021
Published on: November 17, 2021
Results from proton-proton ($pp$) collisions have routinely been used as a baseline to analyze and understand the production of QCD matter expected to be produced in nuclear collisions. But recent studies of small systems formed in $pp$ collisions at the LHC energies hint at the possibility of producing medium with collective behavior. Therefore, results from $pp$ collisions required more careful investigation to understand whether QCD matter is produced in high multiplicity $pp$ collisions. With this motivation, the Glauber model traditionally used to study the heavy-ion collision dynamics at high energy is applied here to understand the dynamics of $pp$ collisions. We have used anisotropic and inhomogeneous quark/gluon-based proton density profile, a realistic picture obtained from deep inelastic scattering results and this model explains the charged particle multiplicity distribution of $pp$ collisions at LHC energies very well. Collision geometric properties like impact parameter and mean number of
binary collisions ($\langle N_{coll} \rangle$), mean number of participants ($\langle N_{part} \rangle$) at different multiplicities are determined for $pp$ collisions.
We further used these collision geometric properties to estimate average charged-particle pseudorapidity density ($\langle dN_{ch}/d\eta \rangle$) and found it to be comparable with the experimental results. Knowing $\langle N_{coll} \rangle$, we have obtained nuclear modification-like factor ($R_{pp}$) in $pp$ collisions which has not been done before
to the best of our knowledge.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.397.0225
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