Measurement of charm and beauty dijet cross sections in photoproduction at HERA using the H1 vertex detector

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A measurement of charm and beauty dijet photoproduction cross sections at the ep collider HERA is presented. Events are selected with two or more jets of transverse momentum Pt > 11(8) GeV in the central range of pseudo-rapidity -0.9 <eta (jet1(2))< 1.3. The fractions of events containing charm and beauty quarks are determined using a method based on the impact parameter, in the transverse plane, of tracks to the primary vertex, as measured by the HI central vertex detector. Differential dijet cross sections for charm and beauty, and their relative contributions to the flavour inclusive dijet photoproduction cross section, are measured as a function of the transverse momentum of the leading jet, the average pseudorapidity of the two jets and the observable chi(obs)(gamma). Taking into account the theoretical uncertainties, the charm cross sections are consistent with a QCD calculation in next-to-leading order, while the predicted cross sections for beauty production are somewhat lower than the measurement.

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  • A. Aktas
  • V. Andreev
  • T. Anthonis
  • B. Antunovic
  • S. Aplin
  • A. Asmone
  • A. Astvatsatourov
  • A. Babaev
  • S. Backovic
  • A. Baghdasaryan
  • P. Baranov
  • E. Barrelet
  • W. Bartel
  • S. Baudrand
  • S. Baumgartner
  • J. Becker
  • M. Beckingham
  • O. Behnke
  • O. Behrendt
  • A. Belousov
  • N. Berger
  • J. C. Bizot
  • M. -O. Boenig
  • V. Boudry
  • J. Bracinik
  • G. Brandt
  • V. Brisson
  • D. Bruncko
  • F. W. Buesser
  • A. Bunyatyan
  • G. Buschhorn
  • L. Bystritskaya
  • A. J. Campbell
  • F. Cassol-Brunner
  • K. Cerny
  • V. Cerny
  • V. Chekelian
  • J. G. Contreras
  • J. A. Coughlan
  • B. E. Cox
  • G. Cozzika
  • J. Cvach
  • J. B. Dainton
  • W. D. Dan
  • K. Daum
  • Y. de Boer
  • B. Delcourt
  • M. Del Degan
  • A. De Roeck
  • E. A. De Wolf
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  • V. Dodonov
  • A. Dubak
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  • A. Eliseev
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  • S. Essenov
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  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-610
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C. Particles and Fields
Volume47
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes