12-18 August 2012
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D mesons $v_{2}$ measurement with Q-cumulants and Scalar Product methods in Pb-Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}=2.76$ TeV with the ALICE experiment

16 Aug 2012, 16:00
2h
Regency 1/3 and Ambassador ()

Regency 1/3 and Ambassador

Poster Heavy flavor and quarkonium production Poster Session Reception

Speaker

Grazia Luparello (NIKHEF (NL))

Description

The ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been designed in order to characterize the quark gluon plasma (QGP) in high-energy heavy-ion collisions. D mesons are powerful probes of the medium since the charm quarks are produced at the early stage of the collision and experience its entire evolution. In particular, the anisotropy parameter $v_2$ of D mesons is sensitive to the degree of thermalization of charm quarks within the QGP medium. The performance of the Q-cumulants and Scalar Product methods used to measure the $v_2$ of D mesons at mid-rapidity in Pb-Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}=2.76$ TeV will be shown. In particular, results for $\rm{D^{0}}$ and $\rm{D^{*}}$ obtained in the $\rm{D^{0}} \rightarrow K \pi$ and $\rm{D^{*}} \rightarrow \rm{D^{0}} \pi$ decay channels will be reported.

Primary author

Collaboration ALICE (CERN, Geneva, Switzerland)

Co-author

Grazia Luparello (NIKHEF (NL))

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