Open heavy flavor production in pA collisions

Jun 1, 2020, 12:00 PM

Oral Presentation Heavy Flavor and Quarkonia Parallel


Jianqiao Wang (Tsinghua University (CN))


Within the two p-Pb data samples collected by the LHCb detector at sqrt(s_NN) = 5 and 8.16 TeV, a rich set of open charm hadrons is observed with abundant statistics. Thanks to the LHCb forward acceptance that is complementary to general purpose detectors, with excellent performances in particle reconstruction and identification, these charm states are studied down to zero pT with overwhelming precision. In this talk, we present measurements of charm mesons and baryons productions, reconstructed in exclusive hadronic final states. Beauty hadrons, with signal counts up to a few thousands in the fully reconstructed decays in the pPb data samples, are also shown. Comparisons between theory predictions and data regarding the nuclear modification factors, forward-to-backward production ratios and baryon-to-meson ratios are made. The impact of the results, in particular on the improvement of nuclear PDF and parton saturation, are discussed. The open charm production in fixed-target collisions of LHCb is also presented, which provides crucial constraints on intrinsic charm and nuclear parton distribution functions at moderate and large Bjorken x.

Contribution type Contributed Talk
Track Heavy Flavor and Quarkonia
Collaboration (if applicable) LHCb

Primary authors

Stefania Ricciardi (Science and Technology Facilities Council STFC (GB)) LHCb Collaboration

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