Two-particle Bose-Einstein correlations and their Lévy parameters in PbPb collisions at 5.02 TeV

Nov 9, 2023, 2:40 PM


Mate Csanad (Eotvos Lorand University (ELTE))


Two-particle Bose-Einstein momentum correlation functions are studied for charged-hadron pairs in lead-lead collisions at a center-of-mass energy per nucleon pair of $\sqrt{s_{_{NN}}} = 5.02$ TeV. The data sample, containing $4.27\times 10^9$ minimum bias events corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 0.607 nb$^{−1}$, was collected by the CMS experiment in 2018. The experimental results are discussed in terms of a Lévy-type source distribution. The parameters of this distribution are extracted as functions of particle pair average transverse mass and collision centrality. These parameters include the Lévy index or shape parameter ($\alpha$), the Lévy scale parameter ($R$), and the correlation strength parameter ($\lambda$). The source shape, characterized by $\alpha$, is found to be neither Cauchy nor Gaussian, implying the need for a full Lévy analysis. Similarly to what was previously found for systems characterized by Gaussian source radii, a hydrodynamical scaling is observed for the Lévy $R$ parameter. The $\lambda$ parameter is studied in terms of the core-halo model.

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Mate Csanad (Eotvos Lorand University (ELTE))

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