Regular Article – Experimental Physics
ALICE perspectives for the study of charm and beauty energy loss at the LHC
INFN – LNL, Legnaro (Padova), Italy
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Published online: 16 November 2006
At LHC energy, heavy quarks will be abundantly produced and the design of the ALICE detector will allow us to study their production using several channels. The expected heavy-quark in-medium energy loss in nucleus-nucleus collisions at the LHC is calculated within a model, that is compared to the available heavy-quark quenching measurements at RHIC. The nuclear modification factors and heavy-to-light ratios of charm and beauty mesons are considered. The capability of the ALICE experiment for addressing this phenomenology is discussed.
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