Underlying events in p + p collisions at LHC energies
1 KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics of the HAS, 29-33 Konkoly-Thege M. Str. H-1121 Budapest, Hungary
2 Eötvös University, 1/A Pázmány Péter Sétány, H-l 117 Budapest, Hungary
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General properties of hadron production are investigated in proton-proton collisions at LHC energies. We are interested in the characteristics of hadron production outside the identified jet cones. We improve earlier definitions and introduce surrounding rings/belts around the cone of identified jets. In this way even multiple jet events can be studied in details. We define the underlying event as collected hadrons from outside jet cones and outside surrounding belts, and investigate the features of these hadrons. We use a PYLHIA generated data sample of proton-proton collisions at √s = 7 TeV. This data sample is analysed by our new method and the widely applied CDF method. Angular correlations and momentum distributions have been studied and the obtained results are compared and discussed.
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