Heavy-flavor muon production at forward rapidity in $d+$Au collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}=200$ GeV

20 May 2014, 16:30
2h
spectrum (darmstadtium)

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darmstadtium

Board: F-29
Poster Open Heavy Flavour and Quarkonia Poster session

Speaker

Sanghoon Lim (Yonsei University)

Description

The measurement of single muons from semi-leptonic decay of mostly $D$ an $B$ mesons is a well developed method to study heavy quark production at forward rapidity at PHENIX experiment. Such measurement in $d+$Au collisions in wide rapidity ranges is essential to study initial-state cold nuclear matter effects, e.g. modification of parton distribution function, $p_{T}$ broadening, and energy loss, on heavy quark production. In addition, comparison to $J/\psi$ results may provide a key constraint to understand the nuclear break-up of quarkonia systems. In this poster, we will present the PHENIX heavy-flavor muon measurements at forward and backward rapidity regions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}=200~{\rm GeV}$ and comparison with theoretical models to interpret the results.
On behalf of collaboration: PHENIX

Primary author

Sanghoon Lim (Yonsei University)

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