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ΛK femtoscopy in Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV (2021)

ALICE Collaboration. (2021). ΛK femtoscopy in Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV. Physical Review C, 103(5), Article 055201. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.103.055201

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Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: ALICE Collaboration

Lehti tai sarja: Physical Review C

ISSN: 2469-9985

eISSN: 2469-9993

Julkaisuvuosi: 2021

Volyymi: 103

Lehden numero: 5

Artikkelinumero: 055201

Kustantaja: American Physical Society

Julkaisumaa: Yhdysvallat (USA)

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.103.055201

Julkaisun avoin saatavuus: Avoimesti saatavilla

Julkaisukanavan avoin saatavuus: Osittain avoin julkaisukanava

Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/76409

Rinnakkaistallenteen verkko-osoite (pre-print): https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.11124


The first measurements of the scattering parameters of ΛK pairs in all three charge combinations (ΛK+, ΛK−, and ΛK0S) are presented. The results are achieved through a femtoscopic analysis of ΛK correlations in Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN=2.76 TeV recorded by ALICE at the Large Hadron Collider. The femtoscopic correlations result from strong final-state interactions and are fit with a parametrization allowing for both the characterization of the pair emission source and the measurement of the scattering parameters for the particle pairs. Extensive studies with the THERMINATOR 2 event generator provide a good description of the nonfemtoscopic background, which results mainly from collective effects, with unprecedented precision. Furthermore, together with HIJING simulations, this model is used to account for contributions from residual correlations induced by feed-down from particle decays. The extracted scattering parameters indicate that the strong force is repulsive in the ΛK+ interaction and attractive in the ΛK− interaction. The data hint that the ΛK0S interaction is attractive; however, the uncertainty of the result does not permit such a decisive conclusion. The results suggest an effect arising either from different quark-antiquark interactions between the pairs (s¯s in ΛK+ and u¯u in ΛK−) or from different net strangeness for each system (S=0 for ΛK+, and S=−2 for ΛK−). Finally, the ΛK systems exhibit source radii larger than expected from extrapolation from identical particle femtoscopic studies. This effect is interpreted as resulting from the separation in space-time of the single-particle Λ and K source distributions.

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OKM-raportointi: Kyllä

Raportointivuosi: 2021

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