ALICE perspectives for the study of charm and beauty energy loss at the LHC.

Andrea Dainese

At LHC energy, heavy quarks will be abundantly produced and the design of the ALICE detector will allow us to study their production using several channels and with a wide phase-space coverage. The expected heavy-quark in-medium energy loss in nucleus-nucleus collisions at the LHC is calculated within a model that describes the available quenching measurements at RHIC. Several observables are considered, such as nuclear modification factors, heavy-to-light ratios and azimuthal anisotropy of charm and beauty mesons. The capability of the ALICE experiment for addressing this phenomenology is discussed.