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Two-particle Bose–Einstein correlations in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC ATLAS Collaboration


This paper presents studies of Bose–Einstein correlations (BEC) in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, using data from the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Data were collected in a special low-luminosity configuration with a minimum-bias trigger and a high-multiplicity track trigger, accumulating integrated luminosities of 151  $$\upmu $$ μ b $$^{-1}$$ - 1 and 8.4 nb $$^{-1}$$ - 1 , respectively. The BEC are measured for pairs of like-sign charged particles, each with $$|\eta | < 2.5$$ | η | < 2.5 , for two kinematic ranges: the first with particle $$p_{\mathrm {T}} > 100$$ p T > 100  MeV and the second with particle $$p_{\mathrm {T}} > 500$$ p T > 500  MeV. The BEC parameters, characterizing the source radius and particle correlation strength, are investigated as functions of charged-particle multiplicity (up to 300) and average transverse momentum of the pair (up to 1.5 GeV). The double-differential dependence on charged-particle multiplicity and average transverse momentum of the pair is also studied. The BEC radius is found to be independent of the charged-particle multiplicity for high charged-particle multiplicity (above 100), confirming a previous observation at lower energy. This saturation occurs independent of the transverse momentum of the pair.

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