Physical Review Letters 94,6 (2005) 062301;
Midrapidity open charm spectra from direct reconstruction of D-0((D) over bar (0))-->K(-/+)pi(+/-) in d(+)Au collisions and indirect electron-positron measurements via charm semileptonic decays in p+p and d+Au collisions at roots(NN)=200 GeV are reported. The D-0((D) over bar (0)) spectrum covers a transverse momentum (p(T)) range of 0.1< p(T) < 3 GeV/c, whereas the electron spectra cover a range of 1< p(T) < 4 GeV/c. The electron spectra show approximate binary collision scaling between p+p and d+Au collisions. From these two independent analyses, the differential cross section per nucleon-nucleon binary interaction at midrapidity for open charm production from d+Au collisions at BNL RHIC is dsigma(c)((c)) over bar (NN)/dy=0.30+/-0.04(stat)+/-0.09(syst) mb. The results are compared to theoretical calculations. Implications for charmonium results in A+A collisions are discussed.
heavy-ion collisions;; resistive plate chambers;; dependence;; electrons;; energies;; pairs;; pp
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