Measurements of charm, bottom, and Drell-Yan via dimuons in p plus p and p plus Au collisions at root S-NN=200 GeV with PHENIX at RHIC
NUCLEAR PHYSICS A 982 695-698
Dilepton spectra are a classic probe to study ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions. At RHIC energies, the dimuon continuum is dominated by correlated pairs from semi-leptonic decays of charm and bottom hadrons and the Drell-Yan process. The dimuon spectra contain information on heavy flavor angular correlations, which can constrain the relative contributions from different heavy flavor production mechanisms. Studying heavy flavor correlations in p+Au collisions may provide further insight on cold nuclear matter effects. Measurements of the Drell-Yan cross-section can provide constraints to PDFs, as well as further our understanding in initial state interactions in p+Au collisions.
In this talk, we report measurements of pp pairs from charm, bottom, and Drell-Yan in p+p and p+Au collisions at root S-NN = 200 GeV. A further shape analysis is applied to the heavy flavor pair correlations to extract the relative contributions to heavy flavor production mechanisms.
Cite article as:
A. Adare, M. Finger, M. Finger, . Afanasjev, . et al., "Measurements of charm, bottom, and Drell-Yan via dimuons in p plus p and p plus Au collisions at root S-NN=200 GeV with PHENIX at RHIC ", NUCLEAR PHYSICS A 982 695-698 (2019)