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Nuclear suppression at low energy in relativistic heavy ion collisions

Physical Review C (Impact Factor: 3.72). 01/2010; 81(4). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.81.044912
Source: arXiv

ABSTRACT The effects of nonzero baryonic chemical potential on the drag and diffusion coefficients of heavy quarks propagating through a baryon-rich quark-gluon plasma have been studied. The nuclear suppression factor RAA for nonphotonic single-electron spectra resulting from the semileptonic decays of hadrons containing heavy flavors has been evaluated for low-energy collisions. The effect of nonzero baryonic chemical potential on RAA is highlighted.

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