Regular Article - Experimental Physics
Studying the relative bottom contribution via heavy-quark decay electron measurements in STAR
Institute for Subatomic Physics, Faculty of Science, Utrecht University, Princetonplein 5, 3584 CC, Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Revised: 4 December 2008
Published online: 7 February 2009
We report measurements of the azimuthal angular correlation distribution of heavy-quark decay electrons and open charmed mesons in pp collisions at GeV in the STAR experiment at RHIC. This measurement in combination with current theoretical model calculations allows to extract the relative bottom contribution to the heavy-quark decay electrons, which is important for the interpretation of the observed strong suppression of the high-p T electron yield in central Au+Au collisions.
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