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Measurement of single muon vs charged particle multiplicity at the LHC – an outlook study.

Presented by Ms. Sibaliso MHLANGA on 1 Jul 2015 from 11:10 to 11:30
Type: Oral Presentation
Session: NPRP
Track: Track B - Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics

Abstract

In this presentation, the yield of muons from heavy flavour decays is studied as a function of charged particle multiplicity with ALICE in proton-proton collisions at 8 TeV with the aim to investigate the role of multi-parton interactions in the production of heavy quarks. This study will provide a deeper insight into the production mechanisms of these quarks in proton-proton collisions. ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is designed and optimized to study ultra relativistic heavy-ion collisions in which a hot, dense and strongly interacting medium is created. ALICE is also studying proton-proton collisions both as reference for comparison with heavy-ion collisions and in physics areas where ALICE is competitive with other LHC experiments. In this study the production of heavy quarks is measured via the contribution of their muonic decay to the inclusive pT-differential muon yield reconstructed with the muon spectrometer at forward rapidity (-4 < η < -2.5). Charged particle multiplicity is measured in the central region |η| < 1. An outlook of the measurement as well as results obtained so far will be presented.

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MSc

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Dr. Zinhle Buthelezi, zinhle@tlabs.ac.za iThemba LABS

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