Soft physics in Pb-Pb collisions at the LHC
Nikhef, National institute for subatomic physics, P.O. Box 41882, 1009 DB Amsterdam, Netherlands
a e-mail: Paul.Kuijer@nikhef.nl
The LHC results on particle and transverse energy production and Bose-Einstein correlations show that the system produced in Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV is significantly larger, lives longer and is hotter and denser than at RHIC energies. The particle spectra and soft particle correlations allow a more detailed study of the properties of the produced system and its initial conditions. This contribution highlights some of the first soft physics results from the LHC.
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