Open heavy flavour production in pp collisions at $\sqrt s$ = 7 TeV with ALICE at the LHC.

Rosa Romita
ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is the LHC experiment dedicated to the study of the Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP) in Pb-Pb collisions. Heavy quarks are ideal probes to explore the QGP formation and properties, since they experience the full collision history and are expected to be abundantly produced at the LHC. It is of great importance to measure the heavy flavour cross section not only in Pb--Pb collisions, but also in pp collisions. ALICE...