26-30 April 2009
Palacio de Congresos de Madrid
Europe/Zurich timezone

Charm fragmentation and excited charm and charm-strange mesons at ZEUS

27 Apr 2009, 18:45
15m
Room "SALA 2-B" (Palacio de Congresos de Madrid)

Room "SALA 2-B"

Palacio de Congresos de Madrid

Paseo de la Castellana, 99 28046 Madrid España

Speaker

Leonid Gladilin (Moscow State University)

Description

The charm fragmentation function has been measured in D* photoproduction with the ZEUS detector at HERA. The fragmentation function has been measured versus z, the ratio of E+p_parallel for the D* meson and that for the associated jet, where E is the energy and p_parallel the longitudinal momentum relative to the jet axis. The measured function is compared to different fragmentation models incorporated in leading-logarithm Monte Carlo simulations and a next-to-leading-order calculation. The results are similar to those from e+e- experiments. In addition, the production of excited charm, D_1(2420)0 and D_2^*(2460)0, and charm-strange, D_s1(2536)+/-, mesons has been measured with the ZEUS detector at HERA. The measured yields were converted to the rates of c quarks hadronising as a given excited D meson. The results are compared with those measured previously and with theoretical expectations.

Primary author

Leonid Gladilin (Moscow State University)

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