Heavy quarkonium production in a strong magnetic field

C. S. Machado, F. S. Navarra, E. G. De Oliveira, J. Noronha, M. Strickland

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It is well known that in noncentral heavy ion collisions a transient strong magnetic field is generated in the direction perpendicular to the reaction plane. The maximal strength of this field is estimated to be eB∼mπ2∼0.02 GeV2 at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and eB∼15mπ2∼0.3 GeV2 at the LHC. We investigate the effects of a strong magnetic field on B and D mesons, focusing on the changes of the energy levels and the masses of the bound states. Using the color evaporation model we discuss the possible changes in the production of J/ψ and Υ.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number034009
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 6 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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