Special Article - Tools for Experiment and Theory
Can we get deeper inside the pion at the LHC?
Institute for High Energy Physics, 142 281, Protvino, Russia
2 University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS, USA
* e-mail: Roman.Rioutine@cern.ch
Revised: 13 December 2011
Published online: 15 February 2012
We propose a measurement of leading neutrons spectra at LHC in order to extract inclusive π + p and π + π + cross-sections with high p T jets production. The cross-sections for these processes are simulated with the use of parton distributions in hadrons. In this work we estimate the possibility to extract parton distributions in the pion from the data on these cross-sections and also search for signatures of fundamental differences in the pion and proton structure.
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