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

Measurements of D mesons in jets in Pb--Pb collisions\\ at $\sqrt{s_{\mathrm{NN}}}$ = 5.02 TeV with ALICE at the LHC

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2h 30m
Hyatt Regency Chicago

Hyatt Regency Chicago

151 East Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60601
Board: D03


Antonio Carlos Oliveira Da Silva (Universidade de Sao Paulo (BR))


Charm quarks are created in the early stages of heavy-ion collisions in hard-scattering processes. Therefore, they are ideal probes of the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP). The fragmentation of charm quarks can produce D mesons.

Jets containing a D meson as one of their constituents can be identified as originating from heavy-quark fragmentation. D-tagged jets are a valuable tool to characterize the charm interaction with the QGP. Furthermore, charmed jets can provide complementary information to D-meson measurements to study the mass-dependent energy loss by analysing the modification of the charm-jet yield in Pb--Pb collisions with respect to pp collisions as a function of the jet transverse momentum. A further insight can be obtained with the measurement of the momentum-fraction distribution, which is of particular interest to investigate the possible influence of the medium in the charm-jet fragmentation.

D mesons are reconstructed through an invariant mass analysis of their hadronic decay channels, rejecting the large combinatorial background with topological selections exploiting the relatively large signal lifetime of D mesons and the particle-identification capabilities of the detector. Jets are reconstructed with anti-$k_{\rm T}$ algorithm using the D-meson candidates and the charged tracks. The ALICE Time Projection Chamber and the Inner Tracking System detectors allow us to measure D mesons and jets down to low $p_{\rm T}$, where the probes are more sensitive to the effects of the hot medium.

The analysis status of the measurement of D-tagged jets in Pb--Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{\mathrm{NN}}}$ = 5.02 TeV will be presented.

Preferred Track Open Heavy Flavors
Collaboration ALICE

Primary author

Antonio Carlos Oliveira Da Silva (Universidade de Sao Paulo (BR))

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