Studies of Soft QCD at LHCb
“Horia Hulubei” National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Reactorului 30, P.O.B. MG-6, RO-077125, Bucharest-Măgurele, Romania, EU
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Due to its unique pseudorapidity coverage and the possibility of extending measurements to low transverse momenta, LHCb provides important input to the understanding of particle production in a kinematic range where QCD models have large uncertainties. Measurements of charged, strange and charmed particle production and energy flow are performed in the approximate pseudorapidity range 2 < η < 5, which corresponds to the acceptance of the LHCb spectrometer. The results are compared to predictions given by several Monte Carlo event generators.
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