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17-21 novembre 2014
Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien
Fuseau horaire Europe/Paris

Isolated photon study in p-Pb collisions in ALICE experiment

20 nov. 2014 à 10:45
Amphithéâtre Grunwald (Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien)

Amphithéâtre Grunwald

Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien

23 rue du Loess Strasbourg
Plasma de quarks et de gluons et structure interne des nucléons Plasma de quarks et de gluons et structure interne des nucléons


Mlle Lucile Ronflette (SUBATECH)


Quantum ChromoDynamics is the theory associated to the strong interaction in the standard model. It predicts the quarks and gluons behaviour which are confined into hadrons at standard thermodynamic conditions. A deconfined hadronic matter state, the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP), is predicted for a high energy density and would have existed in the early state of Universe. ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) at Large Hadron Collider is dedicated to hadronic matter study in p-p collisions, p-Pb (Pb-p) collisions and Pb-Pb collisions where QGP formation is expected. Photons produced by different mechanisms (hard processes, fragmentation, decay), sensible or not to the medium, are especially interesting to probe the matter. Photons coming directly from parton-parton hard scatterings can be discriminated in the measurement using the isolation analysis method. In ALICE, EMCAL (Electromagnetic calorimeter) is the main detector dedicated to this analysis where electromagnetic particles lose their energy by combination of Bremsstrahlung and pair production. It covers a range of |eta| < 0.7 in rapidity and 1.4 < phi < 3.3 in azimuth. The isolated photon measurement in p-Pb collisions will enable to test the QCD theoretical predictions in cold nuclear matter. Moreover it will be a reference for further hot nuclear matter analysis in Pb-Pb collisions.

Auteur principal

Mlle Lucile Ronflette (SUBATECH)

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