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Correlation of Heavy and Light Flavors in Simulations

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Department of Physics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Műegyetem rkp. 3, 1111 Budapest, Hungary
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Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Konkoly-Thege Miklós út 29-33, 1121 Budapest, Hungary
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This paper is based on the talk at the 18th Zimányi School, Budapest, Hungary, 3–7 December 2018.
Universe 2019, 5(5), 118; https://doi.org/10.3390/universe5050118
Received: 25 March 2019 / Revised: 15 May 2019 / Accepted: 16 May 2019 / Published: 20 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Zimányi School and Analytic Hydrodynamics in High Energy Physics)
The ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) ring is designed to study the strongly interacting matter at extreme energy densities created in high-energy heavy-ion collisions. In this paper we investigate correlations of heavy and light flavors in simulations at LHC energies at mid-rapidity, with the primary purpose of proposing experimental applications of these methods. Our studies have shown that investigating the correlation images can aid the experimental separation of heavy quarks and help understanding the physics that create them. The shape of the correlation peaks can be used to separate the electrons stemming from b quarks. This could be a method of identification that, combined with identification in silicon vertex detectors, may provide much better sample purity for examining the secondary vertex shift. Based on a correlation picture it is also possible to distinguish between prompt and late contributions to D meson yields. View Full-Text
Keywords: angular correlations; jet structure; heavy flavor; high-energy collisions angular correlations; jet structure; heavy flavor; high-energy collisions
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Frajna, E.; Vértesi, R. Correlation of Heavy and Light Flavors in Simulations. Universe 2019, 5, 118.

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