22-29 July 2015
Europe/Vienna timezone

review of heavy flavour production in AA collisions

23 Jul 2015, 12:30
25m
HS42 ()

HS42

talk Heavy Ion Physics Heavy Ion Physics

Speaker

Diego Stocco (Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et des Technologies Associe)

Description

Heavy-flavour hadrons are effective probes of the Quark-Gluon Plasma which is produced in ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions. Heavy quarks (charm and beauty) are produced in the hard scattering processes at the initial stages of the collision and they subsequently traverse the medium, losing energy in the interaction with its constituents. Heavy-flavour measurements are hence sensitive to the mechanisms of transport and energy loss of the heavy-quark in the medium. In this talk, the heavy-flavour measurements performed by experiments at RHIC and at the LHC will be reviewed, and their role in the characterisation of the medium will be discussed.

Primary author

Diego Stocco (Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et des Technologies Associe)

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