Quark Matter 2018

13-19 May 2018
Venice, Italy
Europe/Zurich timezone
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Azimuthal correlations of D0 mesons with charged particles in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV with the ALICE experiment at the LHC

15 May 2018, 17:00
2h 40m
First floor and third floor (Palazzo del Casinò)

First floor and third floor

Palazzo del Casinò

Poster Open heavy flavour

Speaker

Ms Samrangy Sadhu (Department of Atomic Energy (IN))

Description

The ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is dedicated to study the properties of the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP), a de-confined state of strongly-interacting partons formed in relativistic heavy-ion collisions. Heavy quarks, produced by parton-parton hard scatterings in the early stages of such collisions, stand out as unique probe to study the QGP, as they are expected to experience the whole evolution of the system formed in the collision.\

The azimuthal correlations between heavy-flavour particles and charged particles give insight on the modification of charm-jet properties in nucleus-nucleus collisions and the mechanisms through which heavy quarks lose energy inside the medium. Studies in pp collisions are necessary as a reference for nucleus-nucleus collisions and also important for testing expectations from pQCD-inspired Monte Carlo generators. In this contribution, we will present the first study of azimuthal correlations of $D^{0}$ mesons with charged particles in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV, so far the highest available energy at the LHC, performed with the ALICE apparatus. A comparison with pp collisions results at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV will help to evaluate the energy dependence of the correlation function. Data will also be compared with expectations from POWHEG and PYTHIA event generators.

Collaboration ALICE Experiment Presenter name already specified

Primary author

Ms Samrangy Sadhu (Department of Atomic Energy (IN))