Measurements of the differential production of electrons from open-heavy-flavor hadrons with charm-and bottom-quark content in p + p collisions at root s = 200 GeV are presented. The measurements proceed through displaced-vertex analyses of electron tracks from the semileptonic decay of charm and bottom hadrons using the PHENIX silicon-vertex detector. The relative contribution of electrons from bottom decays to inclusive heavy-flavor-electron production is found to be consistent with fixed-order-plus-next-to-leading-log perturbative-QCD calculations within experimental and theoretical uncertainties. These new measurements in p + p collisions provide a precision baseline for comparable forthcoming measurements in A + A collisions.
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Physical review D|
|State||Published - 13 May 2019|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics