Flow in small and large quark-gluon plasma droplets: the role of nucleon substructure


Journal Article

© 2017 The Author(s) We study the effects of nucleon substructure on bulk observables in proton-lead collisions at the LHC using Bayesian methodology. Substructure is added to the TRENTo parametric initial condition model using Gaussian nucleons with a variable number of Gaussian partons. We vary the number and width of these partons while recovering the desired inelastic proton-proton cross section and ensemble averaged proton density. We then run the model through a large number of minimum bias hydrodynamic simulations and measure the response of final particle production and azimuthal particle correlations to initial state properties. Once these response functions are determined, we calibrate free parameters of the model using established Bayesian methodology. We comment on the implied viability of the partonic model for describing hydrodynamic behavior in small systems.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moreland, JS; Bernhard, JE; Ke, W; Bass, SA

Published Date

  • November 1, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 967 /

Start / End Page

  • 361 - 364

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0375-9474

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2017.05.054

Citation Source

  • Scopus