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: University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä
University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä
Date: 2019-06-10
Number of pages: 12
Belongs to series: Physics Letters B
ISSN: 0370-2693
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.
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