pT spectra in pp and AA collisions at RHIC and LHC energies using the Tsallis-Weibull approach

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Abstract.

The Tsallis q -statistics have been incorporated in the Weibull model of particle production, in the form of q-Weibull distribution, to describe the transverse momentum (\(p_{T}\)) distribution of charged hadrons at mid-rapidity, measured at RHIC and LHC energies. The q-Weibull distribution is found to describe the observed \( p_{T}\) distributions over all ranges of measured \( p_{T}\). Below 2.2 GeV/c, while going from peripheral to central collisions, the parameter q is found to decrease systematically towards unity, indicating an evolution from a non-equilibrated system in peripheral collisions, towards a more thermalized system in central collisions. However, the trend is reversed in the all inclusive \( p_{T}\) regime. This can be attributed to an increase in relative contribution of hard pQCD processes in central collisions. The \( \lambda\)-parameter is found to be associated with the mean \( p_{T}\) or the collective expansion velocity of the produced hadrons, which shows an expected increase with centrality of collisions. The k parameter is observed to increase with the onset of hard QCD scatterings, initial fluctuations, and other processes leading to non-equilibrium conditions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Utkal University, Department of PhysicsBhubaneswarIndia

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