A1 Journal article (refereed)
(Anti-)deuteron production in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV (2020)

ALICE Collaboration (2020). (Anti-)deuteron production in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV. European Physical Journal C, 80 (9), 889. DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-020-8256-4

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Publication details

All authors or editors: ALICE Collaboration

Journal or series: European Physical Journal C

ISSN: 1434-6044

eISSN: 1434-6052

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 80

Issue number: 9

Article number: 889

Publisher: Springer

Publication country: Germany

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-020-8256-4

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72031

Web address of parallel published publication (pre-print): https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.03184


The study of (anti-)deuteron production in pp collisions has proven to be a powerful tool to investigate the formation mechanism of loosely bound states in high-energy hadronic collisions. In this paper the production of (anti-)deuterons is studied as a function of the charged particle multiplicity in inelastic pp collisions at s√=13 TeV using the ALICE experiment. Thanks to the large number of accumulated minimum bias events, it has been possible to measure (anti-)deuteron production in pp collisions up to the same charged particle multiplicity (dNch/dη∼26) as measured in p–Pb collisions at similar centre-of-mass energies. Within the uncertainties, the deuteron yield in pp collisions resembles the one in p–Pb interactions, suggesting a common formation mechanism behind the production of light nuclei in hadronic interactions. In this context the measurements are compared with the expectations of coalescence and statistical hadronisation models (SHM).

Keywords: particle physics

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