Modeling [Formula Presented] production and absorption in a microscopic nonequilibrium approach


Journal Article

Charmonium production and absorption in heavy ion collisions is studied with the ultrarelativisitic quantum molecular dynamics model. We compare the scenario of universal and time-independent color-octet dissociation cross sections with one of distinct color-singlet [Formula Presented], and [Formula Presented] states, evolving from small, color transparent configurations to their asymptotic sizes. Both purely hadronic scenarios are compared with the [Formula Presented] and [Formula Presented] data at SPS energies. The predicted rapidity dependence of [Formula Presented] suppression can be used to discriminate between the two scenarios experimentally. The importance of interactions with secondary hadrons and the applicability of thermal reaction kinetics to [Formula Presented] absorption are investigated. We discuss the effect of nuclear stopping and the role of leading hadrons. The dependence of the [Formula Presented] ratio on the model assumptions and the possible influence of refeeding processes are also studied. © 1999 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Spieles, C; Vogt, R; Gerland, L; Bass, SA; Bleicher, M; Stöcker, H; Greiner, W

Published Date

  • January 1, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 60 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 15 -

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1089-490X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0556-2813

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevC.60.054901

Citation Source

  • Scopus