Study of the inclusive production of charged pions, kaons, and protons in pp collisions at root s=0.9, 2.76, and 7 TeV

Chatrchyan S., Khachatryan V., Sirunyan A. M. , Tumasyan A., Adam W., Aguilo E., ...More

EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C, vol.72, no.10, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-012-2164-1


Spectra of identified charged hadrons are measured in pp collisions at the LHC for root s = 0.9, 2.76, and 7 TeV. Charged pions, kaons, and protons in the transverse-momentum range p(T) approximate to 0.1-1.7 GeV/c and for rapidities vertical bar y vertical bar < 1 are identified via their energy loss in the CMS silicon tracker. The average p(T) increases rapidly with the mass of the hadron and the event charged-particle multiplicity, independently of the center-of-mass energy. The fully corrected p(T) spectra and integrated yields are compared to various tunes of the PYTHIA 6 and PYTHIA 8 event generators.