CMS ridge effect at LHC as a manifestation of bremsstrahlung of gluons off quarks accelerated in a strong color field
Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics of MSU, 119991, Moscow, Russia
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Revised: 20 July 2011
Published online: 1 September 2011
The recently reported effect of long-range near-side angular correlations at LHC occurs for large multiplicities of particles with 1 GeV<p T <3 GeV. To understand the effect several possibilities have been discussed. In the letter we propose a simple qualitative mechanism which corresponds to gluon bremsstrahlung of quarks moving with acceleration defined by the string tension. The smallness of azimuthal angle difference Δφ along with large Δη at large multiplicities in this interval of p T are natural in this mechanism. The mechanism predicts also bremsstrahlung photons with mean values of p T ≈2.9 and 0.72 GeV.
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