We present a selection of recent heavy flavor results from the STAR experiment. Measurements of D0 and D* meson production in √s=200 and 500 GeV p+p, as well as in √sNN=200 GeV d+Au, Au+Au and 193 GeV U+U collisions are presented and implications on the production mechanism are discussed. We report on the production and elliptic flow of electrons from semi-leptonic decays of heavy flavor hadrons in √sNN=39, 62.4 and 200 GeV Au+Au collisions. Nuclear modification of J/ψ production in √sNN=39, 62.4 and 200 GeV Au+Au, and 193 GeV U+U, and of Υ in 200 GeV d+Au, Au+Au, and 193 GeV U+U collisions are compared to theoretical models. Finally we discuss the prospects of heavy flavor measurements with the recent detector upgrades.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics