Event-shape- and multiplicity-dependent identified particle production in pp collisions at 13 TeV with ALICE at the LHC

ALICE Collaboration

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Multiplicity-dependent measurements of identified particle production led to the discovery of collective-like behavior in pp collisions at the LHC. Better understanding of the effects attributed to well-understood physics, like multiple hard scatterings, is required to establish whether this behaviour is truly collective in origin. Experimentally, those effects can be controlled using event shapes, like transverse spherocity, which allows the classification of pp collisions either as jetty or isotropic events. The transverse momentum (pT) spectra of light-flavor hadrons in pp collisions measured over a broad range provide important input to study particle production mechanisms in the soft and hard scattering regimes of the QCD. In this work, they are used to perform a comprehensive study as a function of the event multiplicity, collision energy, and event shapes. The proton-to-pion and kaon-to-pion particle ratios as a function of pT are also reported and the results compared to QCD-inspired models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-510
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Physics A
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019



  • Proton-proton
  • collectivity
  • collision energy
  • event shape
  • light flavor
  • multiplicity
  • small systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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