PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 414 - 41st International Conference on High Energy physics (ICHEP2022) - Heavy Ions
System-size dependence of particle production at mid- and forward rapidity with ALICE
A. Modak*  on behalf of the ALICE collaboration
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Pre-published on: November 15, 2022
Published on: June 15, 2023
The pseudorapidity densities of charged particles and inclusive photons produced in high energy nuclear collisions are essential observables to characterise the global properties of the collisions, such as the achieved energy density, and to provide important constraints for Monte Carlo model calculations. In the LHC Run 1 and Run 2 configurations, ALICE had large coverage to measure charged particles over the pseudorapidity range $-3.4~<~\eta~<~5.0$, combining the data from the Silicon Pixel Detector (SPD) and the Forward Multiplicity Detector (FMD). The inclusive photons are measured at forward rapidity using the Photon Multiplicity Detector (PMD), covering the pseudorapidity range $2.3 < \eta < 3.9$. New results on charged-particle pseudorapidity densities measured in pp, p$-$Pb, and Pb$-$Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{\rm NN}}$ = 5.02 TeV using Run 1 and Run 2 data are presented. Inclusive photon production is reported for p$-$Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{\rm NN}}$ = 5.02 TeV. The charged-particle rapidity densities are derived from the measured charged-particle pseudorapidity densities, and then parameterized by a normal distribution. This allows us to study the evolution of the width of the rapidity distributions as a function of the number of participants in all three collision systems. The performance of the new Inner Tracking System (ITS) designed for ALICE Run 3 configuration is also discussed for pilot beam pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 0.9 TeV.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.414.0461
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