Measuring Displaced muon Pairs in Indium-Indium collisions at the CERN SPS

  • A. David
  • the NA60 Collaboration


The NA60 experiment at the CERN-SPS studies dimuon production in proton-nucleus and heavy-ion collisions. We report on the effort towards measuring open charm in Indium-Indium collisions. Although work on the final background subtraction procedure is still under way, we can already demonstrate that the detector performance is adequate to separate prompt dimuous from muon pairs originating in distant \(D\bar D\) decays.


open charm dimuon production heavy-ion collisions NA60 


25.75.Dw 25.75.Nq 13.20.Gd 13.20.Gd 


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© Akadémiai Kiadó 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. David
    • 1
    • 2
  • the NA60 Collaboration
  1. 1.CERNGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.IST-CFTPLisbonPortugal

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