Open heavy-flavour production and elliptic flow in p-Pb collisions at the LHC with ALICE

Zanoli H. J. C., Acharya S., Acosta F. T., Adamova D., Adolfsson J., Aggarwal M. M., ...More

NUCLEAR PHYSICS A, vol.982, pp.691-694, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 982
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2018.11.012
  • Journal Name: NUCLEAR PHYSICS A
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.691-694
  • Keywords: heavy-ion collisions, heavy-flavour, p-Pb collisions, ALICE, LHC
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Measurements of open heavy flavour production in p-A collisions allow the investigation of Cold Nuclear Matter effects. In addition, they are an important tool for a complementary investigation of the long-range correlations found in small systems in the light flavour sector. In this work, production measurements of D mesons at mid-rapidity in p-Pb collisions at root S-NN = 5.02 TeV are reported. Production yields are also reported for the heavy-flavour hadron decay electrons at central rapidity at root(SNN) = 5.02 and 8.16 TeV. The elliptic flow (nu(2)) of heavy-flavour hadron decay electrons in high multiplicity p-Pb collisions at root(SNN) = 5.02 TeV is found to be positive with a significance larger than 5 sigma.