May 13 – 19, 2018
Venice, Italy
Europe/Zurich timezone
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Heavy flavour dynamics in event-by-event viscous hydrodynamic backgrounds

May 15, 2018, 5:00 PM
2h 40m
First floor and third floor (Palazzo del Casinò)

First floor and third floor

Palazzo del Casinò

Poster Open heavy flavour Poster Session


Dr Roland Katz (University of São Paulo)


Heavy flavour probes provide important information about the in-medium properties of the quark gluon plasma produced in heavy-ion collisions. In this work, we investigate the effects of (2+1)d event-by-event fluctuating hydrodynamic backgrounds on the nuclear suppression factor and momentum anisotropies of heavy flavour mesons and non-photonic electrons [1,2]. Using the state-of-the-art D and B mesons modular simulation code (the so-called "DAB-Mod"), updated recently with heavy-light quark coalescence, we perform a systematic comparision of different transport equations, including a few energy loss models - with and without energy loss fluctuations - and a relativistic Langevin model with different drag parametrisations. We present the resulting D and B mesons $R_{AA}$, $v_2$, $v_3$ and $v_4$ as well as their multiparticle cumulants, in Au-Au collisions at 200 GeV and Pb-Pb collisions at 2.76 TeV and 5.02 TeV, and compare them to the latest experimental data. We also study the linearity of the resulting heavy meson and soft hadron flow correlations, as new experimental observables that could provide greater insight into flow fluctuations, and compare for the first time our predictions with ALICE preliminary measurements of D meson $v_2$ vs $q_2$ in Pb-Pb collisions at 5.02 TeV [3].

[1] C. Prado, J. Noronha-Hostler, R. Katz, A. Suaide, J. Noronha and M. Munhoz, Nucl. Phys. A 967 (2017) 664-667 [arXiv:1704.04654].
[2] C. Prado, J. Noronha-Hostler, R. Katz, A. Suaide, J. Noronha and M. Munhoz, accepted in Phys. Rev. C [arXiv:1611.02965].
[3] ALICE collaboration, presentation at QM 2017,

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Primary author

Dr Roland Katz (University of São Paulo)


Caio Prado (Central China Normal University (CN)) Prof. Jacquelyn Noronha-Hostler (Rutgers University) Alexandre Alarcon Do Passo Suaide (Universidade de Sao Paulo (BR)) Jorge Noronha (University of Sao Paulo) Marcelo Gameiro Munhoz (Universidade de Sao Paulo (BR))

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