Open charm production in an equilibrating parton plasma


Journal Article

Open charm production during the equilibration of a gluon dominated parton plasma is calculated, with both the time-dependent temperature and parton densities given by a set of rate equations. Including prethermal production, the total enhancement of open charm production over the initial gluon fusion depends sensitively on the initial parton density and the effective temperature. The dependence of the prethermal charm production on the space-momentum correlation in the initial parton phase-space distribution is also discussed. © 1995 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lévai, P; Müller, B; Wang, XN

Published Date

  • January 1, 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 3326 - 3335

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0556-2813

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevC.51.3326

Citation Source

  • Scopus