Determination of equation of state of quark matter from J/ψ and Υ suppression at RHIC and LHC

Abstract

The long life-time of the quark-gluon plasma likely to be created in the relativistic heavy ion collisions at RHIC and LHC energies renders it sensitive to the details of the equation of state of the quark-matter. We show that the pT dependence of the survival probability of the directly produced J/ψ at RHIC energies and that of the directly produced Υ at LHC energies is quite sensitive to the speed of sound in the quark matter, which relates the pressure and the energy density of the plasma. The transverse expansion of the plasma is shown to strongly affect the J/ψ suppression at LHC energies.

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@inproceedings{Pal2000DeterminationOE, title={Determination of equation of state of quark matter from J/ψ and Υ suppression at RHIC and LHC}, author={Dipali Pal and Binoy Krishna Patra and Dinesh Kumar Srivastava and Bidhan Nagar}, year={2000} }