5-11 February 2017
Hyatt Regency Chicago
America/Chicago timezone

Measurements of electron production from heavy flavor decays in Au+Au collisions at √s_{NN} = 200 GeV by the STAR experiment

Not scheduled
2h 30m
Hyatt Regency Chicago

Hyatt Regency Chicago

151 East Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60601
Board: I01

Speaker

Shenghui Zhang (USTC)

Description

Heavy quarks are predominantly produced at early stages of high-energy heavy-ion collisions due to their large masses. Studies of interactions between heavy quarks and the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP) in different collision systems can provide new insights to the properties of the QGP. Thus measurements of heavy quark production via measuring the electrons from semi-leptonic decays of heavy flavor hadrons, also known as Non-Photonic Electron (NPE), in Au+Au collisions are crucial.
In this poster, we will present the latest measurements of the nuclear modification factor (R_{AA}) for NPE production in Au+Au collisions at √s_{NN} = 200 GeV from the STAR
experiment. We will also discuss the first result on separating NPE production between open charm and bottom hadron decays via the impact parameter method utilizing the Heavy Flavor Tracker.

Collaboration STAR
Preferred Track Open Heavy Flavors

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