We show that rapidity-bin factorial moments contain a large combinatoric contribution from two-particle correlations. In addition, the higher-order correlations are nonnegligible and increase with energy. The analysis is completely general and also applies for the case where the moments scale. We find that the linked-pair approximation (LPA) for higher correlations is valid for UA1 and UA5 data, with coefficients that are approximately independent of energy and somewhat smaller than for the negative binomial distribution.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics