Mid-rapidity anti-baryon to baryon ratios in pp collisions at √s = 0.9, 2.76 and 7 TeV measured by ALICE

Abbas E., Abelev B., Adam J., Adamová D., Adare A., Aggarwal M., ...More

European Physical Journal C, vol.73, no.7, pp.1-22, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-013-2496-5
  • Journal Name: European Physical Journal C
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-22
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No


The ratios of yields of anti-baryons to baryons probes the mechanisms of baryon-number transport. Results for p̄/p, Λ/Λ, Ξ+/Ξ- and Ω+/Ω- in pp collisions at √s = 0.9, 2.76 and 7 TeV, measured with the ALICE detector at the LHC, are reported. Within the experimental uncertainties and ranges covered by our measurement, these ratios are independent of rapidity, transverse momentum and multiplicity for all measured energies. The results are compared to expectations from event generators, such as PYTHIA and HIJING/B, that are used to model the particle production in pp collisions. The energy dependence of p̄/p, Λ/Λ, Ξ+/Ξ- and Ω+/Ω-, reaching values compatible with unity for √s = 7 TeV measurement of ALICE. These dependencies can be described by exchanges with the Regge-trajectory intercept of αj ≈ 0.5, which are suppressed with increasing rapidity interval Δy. Any significant contribution of an exchange not suppressed at large Δy (reached at LHC energies) is disfavoured. © 2013 CERN for the benefit of the ALICE collaboration.