A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
Evidence of rescattering effect in Pb–Pb collisions at the LHC through production of K*(892)0 and ϕ(1020) mesons (2020)


ALICE Collaboration (2020). Evidence of rescattering effect in Pb–Pb collisions at the LHC through production of K*(892)0 and ϕ(1020) mesons. Physics Letters B, 802, 135225. DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2020.135225


JYU-tekijät tai -toimittajat


Julkaisun tiedot

Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: ALICE Collaboration

Lehti tai sarja: Physics Letters B

ISSN: 0370-2693

eISSN: 1873-2445

Julkaisuvuosi: 2020

Volyymi: 802

Artikkelinumero: 135225

Kustantaja: Elsevier

Julkaisumaa: Alankomaat

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2020.135225

Avoin saatavuus: Open access -julkaisukanavassa ilmestynyt julkaisu

Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67874

Rinnakkaistallenteen verkko-osoite (pre-print): https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.14419


Tiivistelmä

Measurements of K(892)0⁎ and ϕ(1020) resonance production in Pb–Pb and pp collisions at sNN = 5.02 TeV with the ALICE detector at the Large Hadron Collider are reported. The resonances are measured at midrapidity (|y| < 0.5) via their hadronic decay channels and the transverse momentum (pT) distributions are obtained for various collision centrality classes up to pT = 20 GeV/c. The pT-integrated yield ratio K(892)0⁎/K in Pb–Pb collisions shows significant suppression relative to pp collisions and decreases towards more central collisions. In contrast, the ϕ(1020)/K ratio does not show any suppression. Furthermore, the measured K(892)0⁎/K ratio in central Pb–Pb collisions is significantly suppressed with respect to the expectations based on a thermal model calculation, while the ϕ(1020)/K ratio agrees with the model prediction. These measurements are an experimental demonstration of rescattering of K(892)0⁎ decay products in the hadronic phase of the collisions. The K(892)0⁎/K yield ratios in Pb–Pb and pp collisions are used to estimate the time duration between chemical and kinetic freeze-out, which is found to be ∼ 4–7 fm/c for central collisions. The pT-differential ratios of K(892)0⁎/K, ϕ(1020)/K, K(892)0⁎/π, ϕ(1020)/π, p/K(892)0⁎ and p/ϕ(1020) are also presented for Pb–Pb and pp collisions at sNN = 5.02 TeV. These ratios show that the rescattering effect is predominantly a low-pT phenomenon.


YSO-asiasanat: hiukkasfysiikka


Liittyvät organisaatiot

JYU-yksiköt:


OKM-raportointi: Kyllä

Raportointivuosi: 2020

Alustava JUFO-taso: 2


Viimeisin päivitys 2020-18-08 klo 13:34