Dileptons, charm and bottom in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

  title={Dileptons, charm and bottom in relativistic heavy-ion collisions},
  author={Kai Gallmeister and Burkhard Kaempfer and Olexiy Pavlenko},
Abstract The relation of the thermal dilepton signal from deconfined matter, resulting in central ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions at RHIC and LHC energies, to the background yields from the Drell-Yan process and correlated semileptonic decays of open charm and bottom mesons is analyzed. We demonstrate that very stringent kinematical cuts offer a chance to identify the thermal signal in the continuum region. 

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