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Author Dainese, Andrea
Source CERN Document Server
Content type Text
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Date Created 2011-06-08
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics ♦ Modern physics ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Nuclear Physics - Experiment
Abstract The ALICE detector recorded Pb-Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 2.76 TeV 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.
Description Presented at: Nuovo Cimento C 35, 1 (2012) pp.197-205 25ème Rencontres de Physique de La Vallée d'Aoste, La Thuile, Italy, 27 Feb - 5 Mar 2011, pp.197-205 46th Rencontres de Moriond on QCD and High Energy Interactions, La Thuile, Italy, 20 - 27 Mar 2011
Collaboration with: for the ALICE
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2011-01-01
Page Count 9