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Author Fulcher, L. P. ♦ Rafelski, J. ♦ Thews, R. L.
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 1999-04-30
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword High Energy Physics - Phenomenology ♦ physics:hep-ph
Abstract We investigate the fate of bottom quarks produced in heavy-ion collisions at RHIC. Examining both the direct capture of a charmed quark, and multi-step processes, where the B_c meson is formed in a sequence of quark capture and exchange reactions, we find: a) that a sufficiently high number of B_c's will be produced to generate a detectable tri-lepton signal, and b) that the production rate of B_c's is highly sensitive to the properties of the deconfined source. A flavor-independent potential model, which includes color screening effects, is used to study the propagation of a B_c in a quark-gluon fireball and to compare this behavior with that of J/Psi mesons.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Page Count 6


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