Measurements of the heavy-flavour hadron production are a powerful tool to study the nature of strong interaction and to understand the properties of nuclear matter that is created in ultrarelativistic hadron-hadron collisions. The excellent tracking and vertexing capabilities of the ALICE experiment, together with its particle identification systems, allow for an efficient identification and reconstruction of decays of hadrons that contain heavy quarks. A selection of recent measurements on open heavy-flavour production from pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV and p-Pb collisions at √sNN = 5:02 TeV, collected with the ALICE detector during the LHC Run-1 phase, are discussed in this paper.
|Journal||Proceedings of Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||25th International Workshop on Deep-Inelastic Scattering and Related Subjects, DIS 2017 - Birmingham, United Kingdom|
Duration: Apr 3 2017 → Apr 7 2017
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