Feb 5 – 11, 2017
Hyatt Regency Chicago
America/Chicago timezone

Heavy-flavour hadron decay electron correlations in Pb-Pb collisions at $\sqrt{{s}_{\rm{NN}}} = 5.02$ TeV with the ALICE detector

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2h 30m
Hyatt Regency Chicago

Hyatt Regency Chicago

151 East Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60601
Board: H02


Deepa Thomas (University of Texas (US))


Heavy quarks (charm and beauty) are unique probes used to understand the properties of the QCD medium produced in ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions. Due to their large masses, they are created in the early stages of the collisions and experience the full evolution of Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP). They interact with its consitutents and lose energy as they travel through the medium. Heavy quarks can be studied by measuring electrons coming from the semi-leptonic decays of heavy-flavour hadrons.

Two particle angular correlation measurements are a powerful tool to study jet quenching especially in ${p}_{\rm{T}}$ regions where direct jet identification is difficult. In such measurements, we observe a near-side peak around $\Delta\varphi \approx 0$, formed by particles associated to a high-${p}_{\rm{T}}$ trigger particle, and an away-side peak around $\Delta\varphi \approx \pi$, formed by back-to-back dijets. By studying heavy-flavour angular correlations triggered by electrons from heavy-flavour hadron decays, we can access information about heavy-flavour jet quenching in the QGP. Near-side correlations can be studied to understand if the fragmentation and hadronization of heavy-quarks are modified by medium effects.

In this poster, we present the current status of the ALICE measurement of azimuthal angular correlations of heavy-flavour decay electrons with charged hadrons in Pb-Pb collisions at $\sqrt{{s}_{\rm{NN}}} = 5.02$ TeV from the LHC Run 2.

Collaboration ALICE
Preferred Track Open Heavy Flavors

Primary author

Deepa Thomas (University of Texas (US))

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