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\(b{\bar b}b{\bar b}\) production in proton-proton and proton-nucleus collisions at the CERN LHC

  • A. Del Fabbro
  • D. Treleani
Cold and hot nuclear matter

Abstract.

Given the large parton luminosities, sizable rate of events, with several pairs of b-quarks produced contemporarily by multiple parton interactions, are foreseen in hadronic and nuclear collisions at very high energies. We compare the different contributions to \(b{\bar b}b{\bar b}\) production, due to single and double parton scatterings, in pp and in pA collisions at the CERN LHC within the acceptance of the ALICE and of the LHCb detectors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Del Fabbro
    • 1
  • D. Treleani
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica Teorica dell’Università di Trieste and INFN, Sezione di Trieste, Strada Costiera 11, Miramare-Grignano, I-34014 Trieste, Italy

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