22-28 July 2010
Palais des Congrès de Paris
Europe/Paris timezone

D^±, D^0 and Λ_c^+ Production in Deep Inelastic Scattering at HERA

22 Jul 2010, 17:30
13m
Salle 251 ()

Salle 251

Parallel Session Talk 04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy 04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy

Speaker

Philipp Roloff (DESY)

Description

Measurement of D+- and D0 Production in Deep Inelastic Scattering Using a Lifetime Tag at HERA The production of D+- and D0 mesons has been measured with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 133.6 pb-1. The measurements cover the kinematic range 5 < Q2 < 1000 GeV2, 0.02 < y < 0.7, 1.5 < pT(D) < 15 GeV and |eta(D)| < 1.6. Combinatorial background to the D meson signals is reduced by using the ZEUS microvertex detector to reconstruct displaced secondary vertices. Production cross sections are compared with the predictions of next-to-leading-order QCD which is found to describe the data well. Measurements are extrapolated to the full kinematic phase space in order to obtain the open-charm contribution, F2(ccbar), to the proton structure function, F2. Measurement of D+ and Lambda_c+ production in deep inelastic scattering at HERA Charm production in deep inelastic scattering has been measured with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 120 pb-1. The hadronic decay channels D+ -> K0S pi+, Lambda_c+ -> p K0S and Lambda_c+ -> Lambda pi+, and their charge conjugates, were reconstructed. The presence of a neutral strange hadron in the final state reduces the combinatorial background and extends the measured sensitivity into the low transverse momentum region. The kinematic range is 0 < pT(D+,Λ_c+) < 10GeV, |eta(D+,Λ_c+)| < 1.6, 1.5 < Q2 < 1000GeV2 and 0.02 < y < 0.7. Inclusive and differential cross sections for the production of D+ mesons are compared to next-to-leading-order QCD predictions. The fraction of c quarks hadronising into Lambda_c+ baryons is extracted. Measurement of D+- production production and F2c extraction in deep inelastic scattering at ZEUS The production of charm quarks in deep inelastic ep scattering has been measured with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 323 pb-1. Charm events were identified through the D+ -> K- pi+ pi+ (+cc) decay channel. A lifetime tag based on decay length significance was applied to improve the signal to background ratio. The kinematic region was 1.5 < p_T(D+) < 15 GeV, |eta(D+)| < 1.6, 5 < Q^2 < 1000 GeV^2 and 0.02 < y < 0.7. Total and differential cross sections for D+ production were measured and compared to next-to-leading-order QCD calculations and published ZEUS results. The charm contribution to the proton structure function, F2c, was extracted. The results agree with previous measurements and are well described by QCD predictions.

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