Heavy-flavor measurements with the ALICE experiment at the LHC

ALICE Collaboration

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Abstract

Heavy quarks (charm and beauty) are produced early in the nucleus–nucleus collisions, and heavy flavor survives throughout the later stages. Measurements of heavy-flavor quarks thus provide us with means to understand the properties of the Quark–Gluon Plasma, a hot and dense state of matter created in heavy-ion collisions. Production of heavy-flavor in small collision systems, on the other hand, can be used to test Quantum-chromodynamics models. After a successful completion of the Run-I data taking period, the increased luminosity from the LHC and an upgraded ALICE detector system in the Run-II data taking period allows for unprecedented precision in the study of heavy quarks. In this article we give an overview of selected recent results on heavy-flavor measurements with ALICE experiments at the LHC.

Original languageEnglish
Article number130
JournalUniverse
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2019

Keywords

  • Fragmentation
  • Heavy flavor
  • High-energy physics
  • Large Hadron Collider

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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