Heavy-flavor dynamics in event-by-event viscous hydrodynamic backgrounds

Roland Katz, Caio A.G. Prado, Jacquelyn Noronha-Hostler, Alexandre A.P. Suaide, Jorge Noronha, Marcelo G. Munhoz

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We investigate the effects of (2+1)d event-by-event fluctuating hydrodynamic backgrounds on the nuclear modification factor and momentum anisotropies of heavy-flavor mesons. Using the state-of-the-art D and B mesons modular simulation code (the so-called DAB-mod), updated recently with heavy-light quark coalescence, we perform a systematic comparison of different transport equations, including two energy loss models and a relativistic Langevin model with two drag parametrizations. We present the resulting D0 meson RAA, v2 and v3, using the multiparticle cumulant method, in Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV and compare them to the latest experimental data. We investigate the v2{4}/v2{2} ratio as a function of centrality for different initial conditions (MCKLN vs. Trento) and different system geometries and sizes (coming from Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV, spherical and prolate Xe-Xe collisions at √sNN = 5.44 TeV).

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event2018 International Conference on Hard and Electromagnetic Probes of High-Energy Nuclear Collisions, Hard Probes 2018 - Aix-Les-Bains, Savoie, France
Duration: Sep 30 2018Oct 5 2018

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