The study of the production of heavy flavour muons as a function of charged-particle multiplicity in proton-proton collisions at 8TeV with ALICE at the LHC

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Cleymans, J W A en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Buthelezi, Z en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Mhlanga, Sibaliso en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-14T12:26:09Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-14T12:26:09Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Mhlanga, S. 2016. The study of the production of heavy flavour muons as a function of charged-particle multiplicity in proton-proton collisions at 8TeV with ALICE at the LHC. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20358
dc.description.abstract ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is a detector designed and optimized to study ultra relativistic heavy-ion collisions in which a hot, dense and strongly interacting Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) medium called the Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP) is created. ALICE also studies proton-proton collisions both to test for pertubative QCD (pQCD) theories and as reference for comparison with heavy-ion collisions. ALICE measures hadrons, leptons, and photons up to very high transverse momentum (pT), up to ∼100 GeV/c. It consists of a central barrel which covers a rapidity of | η | < 0.9 and a Muon Spectrometer which covers the forward rapidity, -4 < η < -2.5. The Muon Spectrometer measures dimuons from the decay of quarkonia (charm-anti-charm (c c ) e.g. J/Ψ), as well as single muons from heavy flavours (e.g. charm (c) and bottom (b) hadrons) and electroweak bosons (W ± , Z 0 ), which are tools for studying QGP as well as the initial conditions of the collision. In this thesis the production of heavy flavours is measured via the contribution of their muonic decays to the inclusive pT -differential muon yield, reconstructed with the Muon Spectrometer and studied as a function of charged-particle multiplicity in proton-proton collisions at 8 TeV centre-of-mass energy. The charged-particle multi- plicity is measured in the central barrel. The aim of the study is to investigate the role of multi-parton interactions in the production of heavy quarks, particularly heavy flavour. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Physics en_ZA
dc.title The study of the production of heavy flavour muons as a function of charged-particle multiplicity in proton-proton collisions at 8TeV with ALICE at the LHC en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Physics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Mhlanga, S. (2016). <i>The study of the production of heavy flavour muons as a function of charged-particle multiplicity in proton-proton collisions at 8TeV with ALICE at the LHC</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Physics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20358 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Mhlanga, Sibaliso. <i>"The study of the production of heavy flavour muons as a function of charged-particle multiplicity in proton-proton collisions at 8TeV with ALICE at the LHC."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Physics, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20358 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Mhlanga S. The study of the production of heavy flavour muons as a function of charged-particle multiplicity in proton-proton collisions at 8TeV with ALICE at the LHC. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Physics, 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20358 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Mhlanga, Sibaliso AB - ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is a detector designed and optimized to study ultra relativistic heavy-ion collisions in which a hot, dense and strongly interacting Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) medium called the Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP) is created. ALICE also studies proton-proton collisions both to test for pertubative QCD (pQCD) theories and as reference for comparison with heavy-ion collisions. ALICE measures hadrons, leptons, and photons up to very high transverse momentum (pT), up to ∼100 GeV/c. It consists of a central barrel which covers a rapidity of | η | < 0.9 and a Muon Spectrometer which covers the forward rapidity, -4 < η < -2.5. The Muon Spectrometer measures dimuons from the decay of quarkonia (charm-anti-charm (c c ) e.g. J/Ψ), as well as single muons from heavy flavours (e.g. charm (c) and bottom (b) hadrons) and electroweak bosons (W ± , Z 0 ), which are tools for studying QGP as well as the initial conditions of the collision. In this thesis the production of heavy flavours is measured via the contribution of their muonic decays to the inclusive pT -differential muon yield, reconstructed with the Muon Spectrometer and studied as a function of charged-particle multiplicity in proton-proton collisions at 8 TeV centre-of-mass energy. The charged-particle multi- plicity is measured in the central barrel. The aim of the study is to investigate the role of multi-parton interactions in the production of heavy quarks, particularly heavy flavour. DA - 2016 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2016 T1 - The study of the production of heavy flavour muons as a function of charged-particle multiplicity in proton-proton collisions at 8TeV with ALICE at the LHC TI - The study of the production of heavy flavour muons as a function of charged-particle multiplicity in proton-proton collisions at 8TeV with ALICE at the LHC UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20358 ER - en_ZA


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