Measurement of ${\rm D^0}$, ${\rm D^+}$, ${\rm D^{*+}}$ and ${{\rm D^+_s}}$ production in pp collisions at $\mathbf{\sqrt{{\textit s}}~=~5.02~TeV}$ with ALICE

The ALICE collaboration Acharya, Shreyasi ; Adamova, Dagmar ; Adhya, Souvik Priyam ; et al.
No Journal Information, 2019.
Inspire Record 1716440 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.89326

The measurements of the production of prompt ${\rm D^0}$, ${\rm D^+}$, ${\rm D^{*+}}$, and ${{\rm D^+_s}}$ mesons in proton--proton (pp) collisions at $\sqrt{s}=5.02$ TeV with the ALICE detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are reported. D mesons were reconstructed at mid-rapidity ($|y|<0.5$) via their hadronic decay channels ${\rm D}^0 \to {\rm K}^-\pi^+$, ${\rm D}^+\to {\rm K}^-\pi^+\pi^+$, ${\rm D}^{*+} \to {\rm D}^0 \pi^+ \to {\rm K}^- \pi^+ \pi^+$, ${\rm D^{+}_{s}\to \phi\pi^+\to K^{+} K^{-} \pi^{+}}$, and their charge conjugates. The production cross sections were measured in the transverse momentum interval $0<p_{\rm T}<36~\mathrm{GeV}/c$ for ${\rm D^0}$, $1<p_{\rm T}<36~\mathrm{GeV}/c$ for ${\rm D^+}$ and ${\rm D^{*+}}$, and in $2<p_{\rm T}<24~\mathrm{GeV}/c$ for ${{\rm D^+_s}}$ mesons. Thanks to the higher integrated luminosity, an analysis in finer $p_{\rm T}$ bins with respect to the previous measurements at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV was performed, allowing for a more detailed description of the cross-section $p_{\rm T}$ shape. The measured $p_{\rm T}$-differential production cross sections are compared to the results at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV and to four different perturbative QCD calculations. Its rapidity dependence is also tested combining the ALICE and LHCb measurements in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}=5.02$ TeV. This measurement will allow for a more accurate determination of the nuclear modification factor in p-Pb and Pb-Pb collisions performed at the same nucleon-nucleon centre-of-mass energy.

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$p_{\rm T}$-differential cross section of prompt $\rm{D}^{0}$ mesons in pp collisions at $\sqrt{\rm{s_{NN}}}$=5.02 TeV in the rapidity interval $|y|$<0.5. Branching ratio of $\rm{D}^{0}\rightarrow K\pi$ : 0.0389.

$p_{\rm T}$-differential cross section of prompt $\rm{D^{+}}$ mesons in pp collisions at $\sqrt{\rm{s_{NN}}}$=5.02 TeV in the rapidity interval $|y|$<0.5. Branching ratio of $\rm D^{+-}\rightarrow K{\rm{\pi}}{\rm{\pi}}$ : 0.0898.

$p_{\rm T}$-differential cross section of prompt $\rm D^{*}$ mesons in pp collisions at $\sqrt{\rm{s_{NN}}}$=5.02 TeV in the rapidity interval $|y|$<0.5. Branching ratio of $\rm{D}^{*+}\rightarrow \rm{D}^{0}\pi\rightarrow K\pi\pi$ : 0.02633.

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