Charm- and bottom-quark production in Au+Au collisions at sNN =200 GeV

PHENIX Collaboration

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Abstract

The invariant yield of electrons from open-heavy-flavor decays for 1<pT<8 GeV/c at midrapidity |y|<0.35 in Au+Au collisions at sNN = 200 GeV has been measured by the PHENIX experiment at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. A displaced-vertex analysis with the PHENIX silicon-vertex detector enables extraction of the fraction of charm and bottom hadron decays and unfolding of the invariant yield of parent charm and bottom hadrons. The nuclear-modification factors RAA for electrons from charm and bottom hadron decays and heavy-flavor hadrons show both a centrality and a quark-mass dependence, indicating suppression in the quark-gluon plasma produced in these collisions that is medium sized and quark-mass dependent.

Original languageEnglish
Article number044907
JournalPhysical Review C
Volume109
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2024
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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