Measurement of inclusive and dijet D* meson cross sections in photoproduction at HERA

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The inclusive photoproduction of D* mesons and of D*-tagged dijets is investigated with the H1 detector at the ep collider HERA. The kinematic region covers small photon virtualities Q(2) < 2 GeV2 and photon-proton centre-of-mass energies of 100< W-gamma p < 285 GeV. Inclusive D* meson differential cross sections are measured for central rapidities vertical bar eta(D*)vertical bar < 1.5 and transverse momenta p(T) (D*) > 1.8 GeV. The heavy quark production process is further investigated in events with at least two jets with transverse momentum p(T) (jet) > 3.5 GeV each, one containing the D* meson. Differential cross sections for D*-tagged dijet production and for correlations between the jets are measured in the range vertical bar eta(D*)vertical bar < 1.5 and p(T) (D*) > 2.1 GeV. The results are compared with predictions from Monte Carlo simulations and next-to-leading order perturbative QCD calculations.

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  • F. D. Aaron
  • C. Alexa
  • V. Andreev
  • S. Backovic
  • A. Baghdasaryan
  • S. Baghdasaryan
  • E. Barrelet
  • W. Bartel
  • K. Begzsuren
  • A. Belousov
  • P. Belov
  • J. C. Bizot
  • M. -O. Boenig
  • V. Boudry
  • I. Bozovic-Jelisavcic
  • J. Bracinik
  • G. Brandt
  • M. Brinkmann
  • V. Brisson
  • D. Britzger
  • D. Bruncko
  • A. Bunyatyan
  • G. Buschhorn
  • L. Bystritskaya
  • A. J. Campbell
  • K. B. Cantun Avila
  • F. Ceccopieri
  • K. Cerny
  • V. Cerny
  • V. Chekelian
  • J. G. Contreras
  • J. A. Coughlan
  • J. Cvach
  • J. B. Dainton
  • K. Daum
  • B. Delcourt
  • J. Delvax
  • E. A. De Wolf
  • C. Diaconu
  • M. Dobre
  • V. Dodonov
  • A. Dossanov
  • A. Dubak
  • G. Eckerlin
  • S. Egli
  • A. Eliseev
  • E. Elsen
  • L. Favart
  • A. Fedotov
  • R. Felst
  • J. Feltesse
  • J. Ferencei
  • D. -J. Fischer
  • M. Fleischer
  • A. Fomenko
  • E. Gabathuler
  • J. Gayler
  • S. Ghazaryan
  • A. Glazov
  • L. Goerlich
  • N. Gogitidze
  • M. Gouzevitch
  • C. Grab
  • A. Grebenyuk
  • T. Greenshaw
  • G. Grindhammer
  • S. Habib
  • D. Haidt
  • C. Helebrant
  • R. C. W. Henderson
  • E. Hennekemper
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  • M. Herbst
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  • R. Horisberger
  • T. Hreus
  • F. Huber
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  • H. Jung
  • M. Kapichine
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  • C. Kiesling
  • M. Klein
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  • P. Kostka
  • M. Kraemer
  • J. Kretzschmar
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  • M. P. J. Landon
  • W. Lange
  • G. Lastovicka-Medin
  • P. Laycock
  • A. Lebedev
  • V. Lendermann
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  • R. Lopez-Fernandez
  • V. Lubimov
  • A. Makankine
  • E. Malinovski
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  • I. Milcewicz-Mika
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  • J. V. Morris
  • M. Mudrinic
  • K. Mueller
  • Th. Naumann
  • P. R. Newman
  • C. Niebuhr
  • D. Nikitin
  • G. Nowak
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  • J. E. Olsson
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  • P. Pahl
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  • M. Pandurovic
  • Th. Papadopoulou
  • C. Pascaud
  • G. D. Patel
  • E. Perez
  • A. Petrukhin
  • I. Picuric
  • S. Piec
  • H. Pirumov
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  • R. Placakyte
  • B. Pokorny
  • R. Polifka
  • B. Povh
  • V. Radescu
  • N. Raicevic
  • T. Ravdandorj
  • P. Reimer
  • E. Rizvi
  • P. Robmann
  • R. Roosen
  • A. Rostovtsev
  • M. Rotaru
  • J. E. Ruiz Tabasco
  • S. Rusakov
  • D. Salek
  • D. P. C. Sankey
  • M. Sauter
  • E. Sauvan
  • S. Schmitt
  • L. Schoeffel
  • A. Schoening
  • H. -C. Schultz-Coulon
  • F. Sefkow
  • L. N. Shtarkov
  • S. Shushkevich
  • T. Sloan
  • I. Smiljanic
  • Y. Soloviev
  • P. Sopicki
  • D. South
  • V. Spaskov
  • A. Specka
  • Z. Staykova
  • M. Steder
  • B. Stella
  • G. Stoicea
  • U. Straumann
  • T. Sykora
  • P. D. Thompson
  • T. H. Tran
  • D. Traynor
  • P. Truoel
  • I. Tsakov
  • B. Tseepeldorj
  • J. Turnau
  • K. Urban
  • A. Valkarova
  • C. Vallee
  • P. Van Mechelen
  • Y. Vazdik
  • D. Wegener
  • E. Wuensch
  • J. Zacek
  • J. Zalesak
  • Z. Zhang
  • A. Zhokin
  • H. Zohrabyan
  • F. Zomer
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  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C. Particles and Fields
Volume72
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes