Heavy flavor muons at forward rapidities in $\sqrt{s_{NN}}=200$ GeV p+p and Cu+Au collisions

20 May 2014, 16:30
spectrum (darmstadtium)



Board: F-63
Poster Open Heavy Flavour and Quarkonia Poster session


Matthew Wysocki (Oak Ridge National Lab)


The dynamics of heavy flavor production and suppression in $A$+$A$ collisions play an important role in unraveling the properties of the quark-gluon plasma produced at RHIC. The related observables offer direct insight into strongly-coupled nature of the medium. It has also become increasingly apparent that the production and suppression in the absence of a hot medium need to be studied in detail, via comprehensive measurements in $p$+$p$, $p$($d$)+$A$, and $A$+$A$ collisions of varying size and energy at RHIC and the LHC. I will present heavy flavor invariant yields and nuclear modification factors at forward rapidity in the 2012 $\sqrt{s_{NN}}=200$ GeV $p$+$p$ and Cu+Au collisions recorded at PHENIX and discuss their implications for our current understanding of heavy flavor production.
On behalf of collaboration: PHENIX

Primary author

Matthew Wysocki (Oak Ridge National Lab)

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