Heavy flavor electron RAA and υ2 in event-by-event relativistic hydrodynamics

Caio A.G. Prado, Mauro R. Cosentino, Marcelo G. Munhoz, Jorge Noronha, Alexandre A.P. Suaide

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In this work we investigate how event-by-event hydrodynamics fluctuations affect the nuclear suppression factor and elliptic flow of heavy flavor mesons and non-photonic electrons. We use a 2D+1 Lagrangian ideal hydrodynamic code [1, 2] on an event-by-event basis in order to compute local temperature and flow profiles. Using a strong coupling inspired energy loss parametrization [3] on top of the evolving space-time energy density distributions we are able to propagate the heavy quarks inside the medium until the freeze-out temperature is reached and a Pythia [4] modeling of hadronization takes place. The resulting D0 and heavy-flavor electron yield is compared with recent experimental data for R AA and υ 2 from the STAR and PHENIX collaborations [5-7]. In addition we present preditions for the higher order Fourier harmonic coefficients υ3(pt) of heavy-flavor electrons at Rhic's √SNN collisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number052005
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue numberSection 5
StatePublished - May 6 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Workshop on Hadron Physics - Angra dos Reis, Brazil
Duration: Mar 22 2015Mar 27 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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