Novel scenario for production of heavy flavored mesons in heavy ion collisions
Departamento de Física, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María; and Centro Científico-Tecnológico de Valparaíso; Casilla 110-V, Valparaíso, Chile
2 Czech Technical University in Prague, FNSPE, Břehová 7, 11519 Prague, Czech Republic
3 Institute of Experimental Physics SAS, Watsonova 47, 04001 Kosice, Slovakia
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Published online: 5 December 2017
The observed strong suppression of heavy flavored hadrons produced with high pT, is caused by final state interactions with the created dense medium. Vacuum radiation of high-pT heavy quarks ceases at a short time scale, as is confirmed by pQCD calculations and by LEP measurements of the fragmentation functions of heavy quarks. Production of a heavy flavored hadrons in a dense medium is considerably delayed due to prompt breakup of the hadrons by the medium. This causes a strong suppression of the heavy quark yield because of the specific shape of the fragmentation function. The parameter-free description is in a good accord with available data.
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