Lambda(+)(C) production in pb-pb collisions at root S-NN=5.02 TeV

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The ALICE Collaboration , Acharya , S , Brücken , E J , Chang , B , Hilden , T E , Kim , D J , Litichevskyi , V , Mieskolainen , M M , Orava , R , Parkkila , J E , Rak , J , Räsänen , S S , Saarinen , S , Slupecki , M , Snellman , T W , Trzaska , W H , Vargyas , M & Viinikainen , J 2019 , ' Lambda(+)(C) production in pb-pb collisions at root S-NN=5.02 TeV ' , Physics Letters B , vol. 793 , pp. 212-223 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2019.04.046

Title: Lambda(+)(C) production in pb-pb collisions at root S-NN=5.02 TeV
Author: The ALICE collaboration; Acharya, S.; Brücken, E. J.; Chang, B.; Hilden, T. E.; Kim, D. J.; Litichevskyi, V.; Mieskolainen, M. M.; Orava, R.; Parkkila, J. E.; Rak, J.; Räsänen, S. S.; Saarinen, S.; Slupecki, M.; Snellman, T. W.; Trzaska, W. H.; Vargyas, M.; Viinikainen, J.
Contributor organization: Helsinki Institute of Physics
Date: 2019-06-10
Language: eng
Number of pages: 12
Belongs to series: Physics Letters B
ISSN: 0370-2693
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2019.04.046
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/303454
Abstract: A measurement of the production of prompt Lambda(+)(C) baryons in Pb-Pb collisions at root S-NN = 5.02 TeV with the ALICE detector at the LHC is reported. The Lambda(+)(C) and (Lambda) over bar (-)(C) were reconstructed at midrapidity (vertical bar y vertical bar < 0.5) via the hadronic decay channel Lambda(+)(C) -> pK(S)(0) (and charge conjugate) in the transverse momentum and centrality intervals 6 < p(T) < 12 GeV/c and 0-80%. The Lambda(+)(C)/D-0 ratio, which is sensitive to the charm quark hadronisation mechanisms in the medium, is measured and found to be larger than the ratio measured in minimum-bias pp collisions at root s = 7 TeV and in p-Pb collisions at root S-NN = 5.02 TeV. In particular, the values in p-Pb and Pb-Pb collisions differ by about two standard deviations of the combined statistical and systematic uncertainties in the common P-T interval covered by the measurements in the two collision systems. The Lambda(+)(C)/D-0 ratio is also compared with model calculations including different implementations of charm quark hadronisation. The measured ratio is reproduced by models implementing a pure coalescence scenario, while adding a fragmentation contribution leads to an underestimation. The Lambda(+)(C) nuclear modification factor, R-AA, is also presented. The measured values of the R-AA of Lambda(+)(C), D-S(+) and non-strange D mesons are compatible within the combined statistical and systematic uncertainties. They show, however, a hint of a hierarchy (R-AA(D0) < R-AA(DS+) < R-AA(Lambda C+)), conceivable with a contribution from coalescence mechanisms to charm hadron formation in the medium. (C) 2019 European Organization for Nuclear Research. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Subject: 114 Physical sciences
Peer reviewed: Yes
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