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Volume 326 - The International Conference on B-Physics at Frontier Machines (BEAUTY2018) - Session: Heavy Flavour Production
Heavy flavour physics in heavy ions collisions at LHC
G.E. Bruno
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Pre-published on: 2018 October 09
Published on: 2018 October 30
Heavy ion collisions at the LHC energies are used to study the physics of strongly interacting matter at very high energy densities, which exceed by one order of magnitude the critical value predicted by lattice QCD for a phase transition into a quark gluon plasma.
Heavy flavour quarks, namely charm and beauty, are produced in hard parton scattering process in the early time of the collisions and thus they experience the full evolution of the system. Hadrons with open or hidden heavy flavour are thus ideal probes to study the properties of the strongly interacting matter produced in heavy ion collisions at the LHC. In this conference contrbution I have reviewed recent results and discussed the prospects for the future.
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