Open charm production in hadronic and heavy-ion collisions at RHIC and LHC energies to O(αs3)

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Abstract

We present results on rapidity and transverse momentum distributions of inclusive charm quark production in hadronic and heavy-ion collisions at RHIC and LHC energies, including the next-to-leading order, O(αs3), radiative corrections and the nuclear shadowing effect. We determine the hadronic and the effective (in-medium) K-factor for the differential and total inclusive charm cross sections. We show that these K-factors have strong pt dependence. We discuss how measurements of charm production at RHIC and LHC can provide valuable information about the gluon density in a nucleus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)499-502
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Physics, Section A
Volume590
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 24 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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