On Hadronization Phenomenology in Monte Carlo Event Generators
thesisposted on 31.10.2020, 23:29 by CODY BENJAMIN DUNCAN
The Large Hadron Collider is a high-energy experiment that collides protons together, allowing us to study their substructure. The proton consists of particles called quarks that are bound together by gluons. At low energies, quarks and gluons have an increasingly strong interaction with each other, and consequently the usual tools available become inadequate. Instead, particle physicists rely on other methods, one of which is hadronization, a phenomenological approach that converts quarks and gluons into detectable composite particles - hadrons. This thesis studies hadronization and its importance in simulating high-energy collisions, and provides new extensions to the string and cluster model.