p+Pb collisions at 5.02 TeV in the Parton-Hadron-String-Dynamics transport approach

20 May 2014, 16:30
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Board: C-10
Poster Initial State Physics Poster session


Dr Volodymyr Konchakovski (Institute for Theoretical Physics, Giessen University)


The Parton-Hadron-String-Dynamics (PHSD) transport model is employed for p+Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 5.02 TeV and compared to recent experimental data from the LHC as well as to alternative models. We focus on the question of initial state dynamics, i.e. if the initial state might be approximated by a superposition of independent nucleon-nucleon collisions or should be considered as a coherent gluon field as predicted within the color glass condensate (CGC) framework. We find that the PHSD approach provides correlations between the charged particle multiplicity at midrapidity and the number of participant nucleons very close to results from the CGC and differs substantially from results calculated with Glauber initial conditions. However, a difference is found between the PHSD approach and CGC models with respect to the rapidity dependence of the average transverse momentum. Accordingly, related measurements at LHC should allow to prove or disprove the presence of coherent color fields in the initial phase of the collisions.

Primary authors

Prof. Viacheslav Toneev (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia) Dr Volodymyr Konchakovski (Institute for Theoretical Physics, Giessen University) Prof. Wolfgang Cassing (University of Giessen)

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