# Quark Matter 2019 - the XXVIIIth International Conference on Ultra-relativistic Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions

3-9 November 2019
Wanda Reign Wuhan Hotel
Asia/Shanghai timezone

## sPHENIX capabilities for measuring $\Lambda_c$ production in Au+Au collisions

4 Nov 2019, 17:40
20m
Wanda Han Show Theatre & Wanda Reign Wuhan Hotel

#### Wanda Han Show Theatre & Wanda Reign Wuhan Hotel

Poster Presentation Heavy flavor and quarkonium

### Speaker

sPHENIX Collaboration

### Description

A strong enhancement of $\Lambda_c$/D$^0$ ratio compared to the fragmentation baseline is observed in Au+Au collisions at the top energy of the RHIC. This also suggests that $\Lambda_c$ may be an important component for the total charm cross section. Precision measurements of charm baryons over a broad momentum range are needed for a detailed understanding of hadronization and parton energy loss mechanisms as well as to characterize QGP transport properties. sPHENIX is a planned next-generation high-rate jet, Upsilon and open heavy-flavor detector at RHIC. A state-of-the-art MAPS-based silicon detector (MVTX) is proposed to enhance heavy flavor detection capabilities greatly. We will present simulation studies of $\Lambda_c$ baryon measurements in 200 GeV Au+Au collisions utilizing the full sPHENIX tracking capabilities with MVTX. The simulation method for estimating the expected signal and background will be discussed. Statistical projections of the $\Lambda_c$/D$^0$ ratio will be presented.

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