Mapping the dominant regions of the phase space associated with c c - production relevant for the prompt atmospheric neutrino flux

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@article{a9a4da860df345dd90d6cda68cebf08f,
title = "Mapping the dominant regions of the phase space associated with c c - production relevant for the prompt atmospheric neutrino flux",
abstract = "We present a detailed mapping of the dominant kinematical domains contributing to the prompt atmospheric neutrino flux at high neutrino energies by studying their sensitivity to the cuts on several kinematical variables crucial for charm production in cosmic ray scattering in the atmosphere. This includes the maximal center-of-mass energy for proton-proton scattering, the longitudinal momentum fractions of partons in the projectile (cosmic ray) and target (nucleus of the atmosphere), the Feynman xF variable, and the transverse momentum of charm quark/antiquark. We find that the production of neutrinos with energies larger than Eν>107 GeV is particularly sensitive to the c.m. energies larger than the ones at the LHC and to the longitudinal momentum fractions in the projectile 10-8",
author = "Goncalves, {Victor P.} and Rafał Maciuła and Roman Pasechnik and Antoni Szczurek",
year = "2017",
month = "11",
day = "28",
doi = "10.1103/PhysRevD.96.094026",
language = "English",
volume = "96",
journal = "Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology",
issn = "1550-2368",
publisher = "American Physical Society",
number = "9",

}