Using inelastic proton-proton interactions at sqrt(s) = 900 GeV and 7 TeV, recorded by the ATLAS detector at the LHC, measurements have been made of the correlations between forward and backward charged-particle multiplicities and, for the first time, between forward and backward charged-particle summed transverse momentum. In addition, jet-like structure in the events is studied by means of azimuthal distributions of charged particles relative to the charged particle with highest transverse momentum in a selected kinematic region of the event. The results are compared with predictions from tunes of the PYTHIA and HERWIG++ Monte Carlo generators, which in most cases are found to provide a reasonable description of the data.

Forward-backward correlations and charged-particle azimuthal distributions in pp interactions using the ATLAS detector

BERTIN, ANTONIO;BINDI, MARCELLO;CAFORIO, DAVIDE;DE CASTRO, STEFANO;DI SIPIO, RICCARDO;FABBRI, LAURA;FRANCHINI, MATTEO;MASSA, IGNAZIO GIACOMO;MENGARELLI, ALBERTO;MONZANI, SIMONE;