Cold and hot nuclear matter
production in proton-proton and proton-nucleus collisions at the CERN LHC
Dipartimento di Fisica Teorica dell’Università di Trieste and INFN, Sezione di Trieste, Strada Costiera 11, Miramare-Grignano, I-34014 Trieste, Italy
Published online: 12 February 2004
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 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.
PACS: codes. – 14.20.Dh - / codes. – 13.40.Gp - / codes. – 21.10.Ft -
© Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2004