Measurement of the production of high-$p_{\rm T}$ electrons from heavy-flavour hadron decays in Pb-Pb collisions at $\mathbf{\sqrt{\it s_{\rm{NN}}}}$ = 2.76 TeV
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Abstract (data abstract)
CERN-LHC. Electrons from heavy-flavour hadron decays (charm and beauty) were measured with the ALICE detector in Pb-Pb collisions at a centre-of-mass of energy $\sqrt{s_{\rm NN}}=2.76$ TeV. The transverse momentum ($p_{\rm T}$) differential production yields at mid-rapidity were used to calculate the nuclear modification factor $R_{\rm AA}$ in the interval $3<~p_{\rm T}<~ 18$ GeV/$c$. The $R_{\rm AA}$ shows a strong suppression compared to binary scaling of pp collisions at the same energy (up to a factor of 4) in the 10% most central Pb-Pb collisions. There is a centrality trend of suppression, and a weaker suppression (down to a factor of 2) in semi-peripheral (50-80%) collisions is observed.

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