Estimates of hadron azimuthal anisotropy from multiparton interactions in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 14 TeV

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d'Enterria, D.
Eyyubova, G. Kh.
Korotkikh, V. L.
Lokhtin, I. P.
Petrushanko, S. V.
Sarycheva, L. I.
Snigirev, A. M.
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We estimate the amount of collective "elliptic flow" expected at mid-rapidity in proton-proton (p-p) collisions at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC), assuming that any possible azimuthal anisotropy of the produced hadrons with respect to the plane of the reaction follows the same overlap-eccentricity and particle-density scalings as found in high-energy heavy ion collisions. Using a Glauber eikonal model, we compute the p-p eccentricities, transverse areas and particle-multiplicities for various phenomenological parametrisations of the proton spatial density. For realistic proton transverse profiles, we find integrated elliptic flow v2 parameters below 3% in p-p collisions at sqrt(s) = 14 TeV.
Comment: 17 pages, 9 figures. Very minor mods. Version to appear in EPJ-C
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High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, Nuclear Theory
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