Identification and prospects for light (anti)nuclei measurements with the upgraded ALICE detector at the LHC Run 3.

Malfattore G.
  Venerdì 16/09   09:00 - 13:30   Aula B - Maria Goeppert-Mayer   I - Fisica nucleare e subnucleare   Presentazione
The ALICE detector at the CERN LHC is particularly suited to study light (anti)nuclei such as (anti)deuterons, (anti)tritons and (anti)$^{3}He$ produced in high-energy hadronic collisions. Their production mechanism is investigated by comparing experimental data with phenomenological models such as the SHM and coalescence. The coalescence mechanism also has several applications in cosmic-ray antinuclei studies and indirect dark-matter searches. The ALICE apparatus underwent a series of major upgrades during the LHC long shutdown 2 to take advantage of the luminosity increase. We will present particle identification performance for light (anti)nuclei studies and prospects for precision measurement of $A=3$ and $A=4$ nuclei and antinuclei in proton-proton and heavy-ion collisions that will be enabled by the unprecedented integrated luminosities expected in Run 3.