Suppression of neutral pion production at large transverse momentum measured with the ALICE experiment in PbPb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$=2.76 TeV

May 26, 2011, 4:40 PM
20m
Salle de l'Europe (Centre Bonlieu)

Salle de l'Europe

Centre Bonlieu

France
Parallel Jets Jets

Speaker

Dr Gustavo Conesa Balbastre (LPSC - Grenoble)

Description

The ALICE experiment at the LHC has measured the transverse momentum spectra of neutral mesons via the two photon decay in pp and Pb-Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$=2.76 TeV over a wide transverse momentum range with different subsystems: with the electromagnetic calorimeters PHOS and EMCAL and via conversions of the photons in the inner material of the experiment to e+e--pairs reconstructed with the Central Tracking System. In this talk, the production of neutral pions in pp and Pb-Pb collisions is compared in terms of the so called nuclear modification factor, $R_{AA}$, for different centrality selections of the Pb-Pb data sample.

Primary author

Dr Gustavo Conesa Balbastre (LPSC - Grenoble)

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