Heavy quark physics measurements with the PHENIX Detector

19 May 2014, 11:20
platinum (darmstadtium)



Schlossgraben 1 64283 Darmstadt Germany
Contributed Talk Open Heavy Flavour and Quarkonia Heavy flavor


Alan Dion (Stony Brook University)


In heavy ion collisions at RHIC, heavy quarks are produced predominantly in the initial hard scatterings and thus probe the entire lifetime of the hot and dense medium. Additionally, measuring charm and beauty quarks allows us to study the mass dependence of energy loss, constraining the transport properties of the Quark-Gluon Plasma. Previous measurements at RHIC have shown large suppression and azimuthal anisotopy of open heavy flavor hadrons. In order to further constrain medium properties using heavy flavor probes, the interaction of charm and beauty quarks must be measured separately. PHENIX presents new results on heavy quark physics via single leptons, dilelectron correlations, electron-muon correlations, and tagging with displaced vertices.
On behalf of collaboration: PHENIX

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Alan Dion (Stony Brook University)

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