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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2015, Article ID 652062, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/652062
Review Article

Studies of Backward Particle Production with a Fixed-Target Experiment Using the LHC Beams

IFPA, Université de Liège, Allée du 6 Août, 4000 Liège, Belgium

Received 19 March 2015; Revised 28 May 2015; Accepted 17 June 2015

Academic Editor: Jean-Philippe Lansberg

Copyright © 2015 Federico Alberto Ceccopieri. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The publication of this article was funded by SCOAP3.

Abstract

The foreseen capability to cover the far backward region at a Fixed-Target Experiment using the LHC beams allows one to explore the dynamics of the target fragmentation in hadronic collisions. In this report we briefly outline the required theoretical framework and discuss a number of studies of forward and backward particle production. By comparing this knowledge with the one accumulated in Deep Inelastic Scattering on target fragmentation, the basic concept of QCD factorisation could be investigated in detail.