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Particles and Fields

Eur. Phys. J. C 21, 155-162 (2001)
DOI: 10.1007/s100520100708

Probing the medium-induced energy loss of bottom quarks by dimuon production in heavy ion collisions at LHC

I.P. Lokhtin and A.M. Snigirev

M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, D.V. Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow, Russia

(Received: 18 December 2000 / Revised version: 17 May 2001 / Published online: 6 July 2001 -© Springer-Verlag / Società Italiana di Fisica 2001)

The potential of coming experiments on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to observe the rescattering and energy loss of heavy quarks in the dense matter created in heavy ion collisions is discussed. We analyze the sensitivity of high-mass $\mu^+\mu^-$ pairs from $B \overline{B}$ semileptonic decays and secondary $J/\psi$'s from single B decays to the medium-induced bottom quark energy loss.

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