First ALICE results from heavy-ion collisions at the LHC

Dainese, Andrea (2012) First ALICE results from heavy-ion collisions at the LHC. Il nuovo cimento C, 35 (1). pp. 197-205. ISSN 1826-9885

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The ALICE detector recorded Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76TeV at the LHC in November-December 2010. We present the results of the measurements that provide a first characterization of the hot and dense state of strongly interacting matter produced in heavy-ion collisions at these energies. In particular, we describe the measurements of the particle multiplicity, collective flow, Bose- Einstein correlations, high-momentum suppression, and their dependence on the collision centrality. These observables are related to the energy density, the size, the viscosity, and the opacity of the system. Finally, we give an outlook on the upcoming results, with emphasis on heavy flavour production.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quarks, gluons, and QCD in nuclear reactions ; Relativistic heavy-ion collisions ; Global features in relativistic heavy ion collisions
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2020 16:55
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2020 16:55

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