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Apr 16 – 20, 2018
Kobe University Convention Centre / Kobe International Conference Center
Asia/Tokyo timezone

Heavy flavor production and large-x nuclear gluons at EIC

Apr 18, 2018, 10:42 AM


WG7: Future of DIS WG7: Future of DIS


Yulia Furletova (Jefferson Lab)


Heavy flavor production in DIS (open charm, beauty) provides a direct probe of the gluon density in the target. It can be used to determine the unknown nuclear modifications of the gluon density at large x (EMC effect, antishadowing), which reveal the fundamental QCD substructure of nucleon interactions in the nucleus. We report about a study of open charm production in nuclear DIS at a future EIC. This includes (a) the charm production rates and kinematic distributions at large x; (b) charm reconstruction with exclusive D-meson decays and/or inclusive modes, enabled by the PID and vertex detection capabilities of EIC; (c) the impact of charm data on nuclear gluons; (d) possible extensions to other channels (photoproduction, beauty, jets). We present results of simulations of charm reconstruction obtained with a schematic model of the EIC detector (tracking, vertexing) and outline the performance requirements. The simulation tools developed for this purpose can be used for other EIC studies.

Primary authors

Charles Hyde (Old Dominion University) Yulia Furletova (Jefferson Lab) Christian Weiss (Jefferson Lab)

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