Probing parton thermalization time with charm production


Journal Article

Preequilibrium parton scattering is shown to make an important contribution to the charm production in relativistic heavy ion collisions. In contrast to the gluon shadowing effect in the initial parton scattering, the enhancement of the final total open charm in the central region due to preequilibrium production could be used as a measure of the thermalization time of the dense partonic system. © 1992 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • M̀ˆller, B; Wang, XN

Published Date

  • January 1, 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 68 / 16

Start / End Page

  • 2437 - 2439

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.68.2437

Citation Source

  • Scopus