We study string fragmentation in high multiplicity proton-proton collisions in a model where the string tension fluctuates. These fluctuations produce exponential pion spectra which are fitted to the transverse momentum distributions of charged particles for different multiplicities. For each multiplicity the so obtained hadronic slope parameter defines the magnitude of the string fluctuations which in turn determines the produced ratio of strange to light quarks. pythia string decay simulations are used to convert each ratio of strange to light quarks to the appropriate ratio of strange hadrons to pions.


H. J. Pirner, B. Kopeliovich, and K. Reygers, “Strangeness enhancement due to string fluctuations”,
Phys. Rev. D 101, 114010 (2020).


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