High Energy Physics Seminar: Michael Lomnitz, Kent State University  Add To Calendar

  • Date(s): Monday, 10/19 12:00 PM to Monday, 10/19 1:00 PM
  • Speaker: Michael Lomnitz
  • Host: Zhenyu Ye
  • Campus Address: 2214 SES (Science and Engineering South)

Title: Open heavy flavor measurements in Au+Au collisions at SNN = 200 GeV using the Heavy Flavor Tracker at STAR

Abstract: Heavy Ion collisions at RHIC provide a unique environment to study several aspects of the behavior of nuclear matter.  In particular, heavy quarks provide an exceptional probe in understanding the hot and dense medium produced during the early stages of a collision.
The Heavy Flavor Tracker (HFT) upgrade for the STAR experiment at RHIC has been successfully installed and the whole system was included for the first time during Run14.  The HFT aims to study heavy quarks through topological reconstruction of open charm hadrons and consists of three sub-modules:  a two layer inner Pixel vertex detector and two outer layers of silicon, the Silicon Strip Detector (SSD) and Intermediate Silicon Tracker (IST). 
We will present measurements of open heavy flavor, RAA and v2, using the first data set obtained including the HFT.

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