Azimuthal correlations of prompt D mesons with charged particles in pp and p–Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV
ALICE Collaboration (2020). Azimuthal correlations of prompt D mesons with charged particles in pp and p–Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV. European Physical Journal C, 80 (10), 979. DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-020-8118-0
Published inEuropean Physical Journal C
DisciplineYdin- ja kiihdytinfysiikan huippuyksikköFysiikkaCenter of Excellence in Nuclear and Accelerator Based PhysicsPhysics
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The measurement of the azimuthal-correlation function of prompt D mesons with charged particles in pp collisions at √s = 5.02 TeV and p–Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV with the ALICE detector at the LHC is reported. The D0D0, D+D+, and D∗+D∗+ mesons, together with their charge conjugates, were reconstructed at midrapidity in the transverse momentum interval 3<24 GeV/c and correlated with charged particles having pT>0.3 GeV/c and pseudorapidity |η|<0.8. The properties of the correlation peaks appearing in the near- and away-side regions (for Δφ≈0 and Δφ≈π, respectively) were extracted via a fit to the azimuthal correlation functions. The shape of the correlation functions and the near- and away-side peak features are found to be consistent in pp and p–Pb collisions, showing no modifications due to nuclear effects within uncertainties. The results are compared with predictions from Monte Carlo simulations performed with the PYTHIA, POWHEG+PYTHIA, HERWIG, and EPOS 3 event generators.