Energy Loss of Open Charm Produced In Relativistic Heavy Ion Collision

20 May 2014, 16:30
spectrum (darmstadtium)



Board: F-66
Poster Open Heavy Flavour and Quarkonia Poster session


Mohammed Younus (Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre)


Charm quarks are produced mostly in the pre-equilibrium phase in heavy ion collision. They serve as an excellent probe for quark gluon plasma which consists mainly of light quarks and mass-less gluons. Charm loses energy and momentum in this medium and comes out ultimately as D meson or later undergoes semi-leptonic decay which is experimentally observed. Here we present the evolution and energy loss of charm quark in quark gluon plasma using the calculations of Parton cascade Model based on Microscopic Boltzmann Transport Equation.

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Mohammed Younus (Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre)


Dinesh Srivastava (Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata) Prof. Steffen A. Bass (Duke University)

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