The production of the prompt charm mesons D0, D+, D∗+, and their antiparticles, was measured with the ALICE detector in Pb-Pb collisions at the LHC, at a centre-of-mass energy √sNN = 2.76 TeV per nucleon-nucleon collision. The pt-differential production yields in the range 2t<16 GeV/c at central rapidity, |y|<0.5, were used to calculate the nuclear modification factor RAA with respect to a proton-proton reference obtained from the cross section measured at √s = 7 TeV and scaled to √s = 2.76 TeV. For the three meson species, RAA shows a suppression by a factor 3–4, for transverse momenta larger than 5 GeV/c in the 20% most central collisions. The suppression is reduced for peripheral collisions.

Suppression of high transverse momentum D mesons in central Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV

BASU, SUJIT;BRUNO, GIUSEPPE EUGENIO;CARMINATI, FLAVIO;COSTA, FIAMMETTA;DAS, KESHABANANDA;DI BARI, DEBORAH;FERRETTI, ANDREA;MULLER, HEIKO;PERINI, DAVIDE;ROY, PARTHA PRATIM;SEGATO, GINO;TOIA, ALESSIO;
2012

Abstract

The production of the prompt charm mesons D0, D+, D∗+, and their antiparticles, was measured with the ALICE detector in Pb-Pb collisions at the LHC, at a centre-of-mass energy √sNN = 2.76 TeV per nucleon-nucleon collision. The pt-differential production yields in the range 2t<16 GeV/c at central rapidity, |y|<0.5, were used to calculate the nuclear modification factor RAA with respect to a proton-proton reference obtained from the cross section measured at √s = 7 TeV and scaled to √s = 2.76 TeV. For the three meson species, RAA shows a suppression by a factor 3–4, for transverse momenta larger than 5 GeV/c in the 20% most central collisions. The suppression is reduced for peripheral collisions.
JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS
http://link.springer.com/journal/13130
Heavy Ions; Nuclear and High Energy Physics
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