Charmonium suppression in a hot medium: melting vs absorption

20 May 2014, 10:00
platinum (darmstadtium)



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


Boris Kopeliovich (UTFSM)


A colorless $c\bar c$ dipole propagating through a hot medium can be dissolved either due to Debye screening of the binding potential, or by inelastic (color exchange) interaction with the medium, which turns the dipole into a color-octet state (absorption). Both mechanisms are included into the path-integral description of the in-medium propagation of the dipole, providing the real and imaginary parts of the light-cone potential respectively. We found that absorption, which is frequently forgotten, leads to a considerably stronger suppression of $J/\Psi$ production in heavy ion collisions, than the effect of Debye screening.

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Boris Kopeliovich (UTFSM)


Dr Irina Potashnikova (UTFSM) Prof. Ivan Schmidt (UTFSM) Dr Marat Siddikov (UTFSM)

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