Aug 12 – 18, 2012
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Forward J/psi production in Au+Au and Cu+Au collisions at PHENIX

Aug 16, 2012, 4:00 PM
Regency 1/3 and Ambassador

Regency 1/3 and Ambassador

Poster Heavy flavor and quarkonium production Poster Session Reception


Dr Aneta Iordanova (University of California, Riverside)


One important theoretical model of heavy ion collisions expects that the collision zone can be divided into two distinct regions: the core and the corona. The corona region is a low density p+p or p+A like region which may be a more favorable for J/psi production as opposed to the hot, dense core. From a Glauber model, this region is found to be symmetric about the reaction plane in Au+Au collisions, but is distinctly asymmetric in Cu+Au collisions. In this poster, we will describe the expected geometrical asymmetry in terms of the Glauber model implementation and show our initial studies of forward J/psi production toward measuring the relative size of the corona as a function of system-size.

Primary author

Dr Aneta Iordanova (University of California, Riverside)

Presentation materials