Your browser has javascript turned off or blocked. This will lead to some parts of our website to not work properly or at all. Turn on javascript for best performance.

The browser you are using is not supported by this website. All versions of Internet Explorer are no longer supported, either by us or Microsoft (read more here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/windows/end-of-ie-support).

Please use a modern browser to fully experience our website, such as the newest versions of Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari etc.

Profile picture of Leif Lönnblad. Photo.

Leif Lönnblad

Professor of Theoretical Physics

Profile picture of Leif Lönnblad. Photo.

Diffractive and non-diffractive wounded nucleons and final states in pA collisions

Author

  • Christian Bierlich
  • Gösta Gustafson
  • Leif Lönnblad

Summary, in English

We review the state-of-the-art of Glauber-inspired models for estimating the distribution of the number of participating nucleons in pA and AA collisions. We argue that there is room for improvement in these model when it comes to the treatment of diffractive excitation processes, and present a new simple Glauber-like model where these processes are better taken into account. We also suggest a new way of using the number of participating, or wounded, nucleons to extrapolate event characteristics from pp collisions, and hence get an estimate of basic hadronic final-state properties in pA collisions, which may be used to extract possible nuclear effects. The new method is inspired by the Fritiof model, but based on the full, semi-hard multiparton interaction model of Pythia8.

Department/s

  • Theoretical Particle Physics

Publishing year

2016-10-01

Language

English

Publication/Series

Journal of High Energy Physics

Volume

2016

Issue

10

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Springer

Topic

  • Subatomic Physics

Keywords

  • Heavy Ion Phenomenology
  • QCD Phenomenology

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1029-8479