Analysis of heavy-flavour particles in ALICE with the O2 analysis framework
2 INFN, Torino
3 INFN, Salerno
4 Politecnico Torino
5 Central China Normal University
6 Padua University
7 INFN, Bari
8 The University of Texas at Austin
9 Utrecht University
10 Darmstadt GSI
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Published online: 23 August 2021
Precise measurements of heavy-flavour hadrons down to very low pT represent the core of the physics program of the upgraded ALICE experiment in Run 3 . These physics probes are characterised by a very small signal-to-background ratio requiring very large statistics of minimum-bias events. In Run 3, ALICE is expected to collect up to 13 nb−1 of lead–lead collisions, corresponding to about 1 × 1011 minimum-bias events. In order to analyse this unprecedented amount of data, which is about 100 times larger than the statistics collected in Run 1 and Run 2, the ALICE collaboration is developing a complex analysis framework that aims at maximising the processing speed and data volume reduction . In this paper, the strategy of reconstruction, selection, skimming, and analysis of heavy-flavour events for Run 3 will be presented. Some preliminary results on the reconstruction of charm mesons and baryons will be shown and the prospects for future developments and optimisation discussed.
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