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May 22 – 28, 2011
Centre Bonlieu
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D meson reference spectra in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}=2.76$~TeV with ALICE

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Théâtre National (Centre Bonlieu)

Théâtre National

Centre Bonlieu

Board: 88
Poster Heavy flavor and quarkonia production


Zaida Conesa Del Valle (CERN)


The ALICE experiment has the ability to measure D meson production in different colliding systems. Charm production in proton proton collisions is an important tool to test pQCD calculations in a new energy domain. Its spectrum in heavy ion interactions is influenced by the formation of hot and dense QCD matter. A common procedure to study the characteristics and effects of this matter is to compare particle production in heavy ion and proton proton reactions. Here we present a pQCD-based energy extrapolation of ALICE D meson pp measurements at $\sqrt{s}=7$~TeV to $\sqrt{s}=2.76$~TeV, as a reference for the PbPb studies at this energy. The status of the $D^0 \rightarrow K^{-} \, \pi^{+}$ analysis in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}=2.76$~TeV will also be described.

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