QCD Predictions for Charm and Bottom Production at RHIC

Presenting Author: Dr. Ramona L. Vogt

Author(s): Ramona Vogt, Matteo Cacciari and Paolo Nason

Abstract:

We make up-to-date QCD predictions for open charm and bottom quark and heavy flavor meson production in nucleon-nucleon collisions at $\sqrt{S} = 200$ and 500~GeV at RHIC. We also calculate the electron $p_T$ spectra from their decays. A rigorous benchmark, including the theoretical uncertainties, is established against which nuclear collision data can be compared to obtain evidence for nuclear effects.

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