Investigating mechanisms for baryon and meson production
at LHC energies with the ALICE experiment.
Boris Hippolyte for the ALICE Collaboration
Several mechanisms are expected to compete for the production
of hadrons at the LHC. In order to anticipate the study of baryon
production in both elementary and nuclear collisions at multi-TeV
energies, we propose here to discuss both recent model extrapolations
and experimental capabilities for identified species.
Starting from the Lund model and in-vacuo string fragmentation,
the possibility of studying junction topologies will be first presented.
Secondly, we will focus on experimental observables that could be
used for investigating multi-parton interactions and help understanding
the "underlying event" content in the first p+p collisions at the LHC.