Apr 26 – 30, 2009
Palacio de Congresos de Madrid
Europe/Zurich timezone

D*+- production at high Q2 with the H1 detector

Apr 28, 2009, 4:20 PM
Room "SALA 8" (Palacio de Congresos de Madrid)

Room "SALA 8"

Palacio de Congresos de Madrid

Paseo de la Castellana, 99 28046 Madrid España


Martin Brinkmann (University of Hamburg)


Inclusive production of D*+- -mesons in deep inelastic scattering at HERA is studied at high photon virtualities Q2>100 GeV^2 for the first time with the H1 experiment. The data were collected during the years 2004-2007 and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 351 pb^-1. D*-mesons are reconstructed in their decays D*+- -> D0+ pi_slow+- -> K-+ pi+- pi_slow+-. The visible range for the measurement covers the pseudorapidity interval |eta(D*)|<1.5, transverse momenta p_T(D*)>1.5 GeV, and inelasticity in the scattering process 0.02 < y < 0.7. Differential cross sections are compared to predictions from the next-to leading order calculation HVQDIS and the leading order Monte Carlo codes RAPGAP and CASCADE.

Primary author

Martin Brinkmann (University of Hamburg)

Presentation materials