We study the propagation of heavy quarks (HQs) in the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) by means of a relativistic Boltzmann transport (RBT) approach. The non-perturbative interaction between heavy quarks and light quarks is described by means of a quasi-particle approach able to describe simultaneously the experimental data for the nuclear suppression factor RAA and the elliptic flow ν2(pT) of D mesons from RHIC to LHC energies. In the same framework we predict the B meson nuclear modification factor at LHC. Finally, we discuss the relevance of initial state fluctuations that allows to extend the analysis to high order anisotropic flows νn(pT) as well as to investigate the role of QCD interaction in developing correlations between the light and the heavy flavour anisotropic flows.

Transport properties from Charm to Bottom: pT suppression, anisotropic flow νn and their correlations to the bulk dynamics

Plumari, S.;Coci, G.;Das, S. K.;Minissale, V.;Greco, V.
2019

Abstract

We study the propagation of heavy quarks (HQs) in the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) by means of a relativistic Boltzmann transport (RBT) approach. The non-perturbative interaction between heavy quarks and light quarks is described by means of a quasi-particle approach able to describe simultaneously the experimental data for the nuclear suppression factor RAA and the elliptic flow ν2(pT) of D mesons from RHIC to LHC energies. In the same framework we predict the B meson nuclear modification factor at LHC. Finally, we discuss the relevance of initial state fluctuations that allows to extend the analysis to high order anisotropic flows νn(pT) as well as to investigate the role of QCD interaction in developing correlations between the light and the heavy flavour anisotropic flows.
Heavy Quarks, Quark-Gluon Plasma, Nuclear and High Energy Physics.
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