Nov 14 – 17, 2012
Grand Hotel, Pusan, South Korea
Asia/Seoul timezone

Heavy quark production at forward rapidity in d+Au collisions at sqrt(s) = 200 GeV

Nov 15, 2012, 3:55 PM
Nam-won (2nd) (Grand Hotel)

Nam-won (2nd)

Grand Hotel


Sanghoon Lim (Yonsei University)


The measurement of single muons from the semi-leptonic decay of heavy quark (D and B) mesons is a well-developed method in PHENIX experiment. Previous PHENIX results from p+p and Cu+Cu collisions at sqrt(s) = 200 GeV have reported the suppression of heavy quark production in central Cu+Cu collisions at rapidity = 1.65. The measurement of heavy quark production at forward(backward) rapidity using d+Au data and comparison with heavy quark results at mid-rapidity are crucial for improved understanding of cold nuclear matter effects during the collision. The detailed analysis method as well as current status will be presented.
Keywords Heavy quark, Cold nuclear matter, d+Au collisions

Primary author

Sanghoon Lim (Yonsei University)

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