NLO Monte Carlo predictions for heavy-quark production at ALICE

28 Apr 2015, 09:45
20m
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Karol Kovarik

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We present a comparison of NLO QCD predictions for heavy-quark production at the LHC. We compare theoretical predictions obtained with POWHEG to different predictions where fixed-order calculations are extended with next-to-leading logarithms and to predictions using the GM-VFNS. We focus on the productions of neutral and charged D mesons in proton-proton collisions at ALICE in an attempt to better understand the theory uncertainty for the baseline processes before studying the heavy-quark suppression in heavy-ion collisions.

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