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Measurement of charm and beauty photoproduction at HERA using D*μ correlations

H1 Collaboration, The and Henderson, Robert C. W. and Sloan, Terry (2005) Measurement of charm and beauty photoproduction at HERA using D*μ correlations. Physics Letters B, 621 (1-2). pp. 56-71. ISSN 0370-2693

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Abstract

A measurement of charm and beauty photoproduction at the electron proton collider HERA is presented based on the simultaneous detection of a D*± meson and a muon. The correlation between the D* meson and the muon serves to separate the charm and beauty contributions and the analysis provides comparable sensitivity to both. The total and differential experimental cross sections are compared to LO and NLO QCD calculations. The measured charm cross section is in good agreement with QCD predictions including higher order effects while the beauty cross section is higher.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physics Letters B
Additional Information: Author list is partial - see original article for full author list.
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 10139
Deposited By: Ms Margaret Calder
Deposited On: 07 Jul 2008 12:32
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 10:47
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/10139

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