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Intrinsic fluctuations of the proton saturation momentum scale in high multiplicity p+p collisions
High multiplicity events in p+p collisions are studied using the theory of the Color Glass Condensate. Here, we show that intrinsic fluctuations of the proton saturation momentum scale are needed in addition to the sub-nucleonic color charge fluctuations to explain the very high multiplicity tail of distributions in p+p collisions. It is presumed that the origin of such intrinsic fluctuations is non-perturbative in nature. Classical Yang Mills simulations using the IP-Glasma model are performed to make quantitative estimations. Furthermore, we find that fluctuations as large as O(1) of the average values of the saturation momentum scale can lead to rare high multiplicity events seen in p+p data at RHIC and LHC energies. Using the available data on multiplicity distributions we try to constrain the distribution of the proton saturation momentum scale and make predictions for the multiplicity distribution in 13 TeV p+p collisions.
- Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); China Central Normal Univ., Wuhan (China). Physics Dept.
- Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
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- Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0375-9474; R&D Project: KB0301020; KB0301020
- Grant/Contract Number:
- SC00112704; SC0012704
- Accepted Manuscript
- Journal Name:
- Nuclear Physics. A
- Additional Journal Information:
- Journal Volume: 945; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0375-9474
- Research Org:
- Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
- Sponsoring Org:
- USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; color glass condensate; high multiplicity p+p collisions
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