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

B-Jet Tagging Algorithms for sPHENIX at RHIC

Not scheduled
2h 30m
Hyatt Regency Chicago

Hyatt Regency Chicago

151 East Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60601
Board: E05


Dr Haiwang Yu (New Mexico State University)


Jets initiating from a B-quark (B-jet) are sensitive to the collisional energy loss of the quark when traversing through Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP). Among the light jet background, the rare B-jets can be identified by utilizing some characteristic B-hadron decay properties, such as its long lifetime and semi-leptonic decay modes. With the proposed sPHENIX detector at RHIC, we study a variety of B-Jet tagging algorithms, including the track impact parameter method, secondary vertex method and the lepton tagging method. The algorithm optimization and their performance projection will be discussed based on comprehensive detector and physics simulations.

Collaboration sPHENIX
Preferred Track Future Experimental Facilities, Upgrades, and Instrumentation

Primary author

Dr Haiwang Yu (New Mexico State University)

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