Hadroproduction of open heavy flavour for PDF analyses

Apr 11, 2019, 10:45 AM
Rettorato - Sala Athenaeum

Rettorato - Sala Athenaeum

Via Verdi, 8 Turin
Parallel Session Talk WG5: Physics with Heavy Flavours WG5: Physics with Heavy Flavours


Hannu Paukkunen (University of Jyväskylä)


Due to the large masses of the charm and bottom quarks, their production cross sections are calculable within the perturbative QCD. This makes the heavy-quark mesons important observables in high-energy collisions of protons and nuclei. However, the available calculations for heavy-flavored-meson hadroproduction have been somewhat problematic in reliably describing the cross sections across the full kinematic range from zero to very high $p_{\rm T}$. This has put some question marks on the robustness of LHC heavy-flavored-meson measurements in studying the partonic structure of the colliding hadrons and nuclei. Here, we introduce SACOT-$m_{\rm T}$ - a novel scheme for open heavy-flavour hadroproduction within the general-mass variable-flavour-number formalism, that solves this problem. The introduced scheme is an analogue of the SACOT-$\chi$ scheme in deeply-inelastic scattering and thereby well suited for PDF analyses.

Primary authors

Hannu Paukkunen (University of Jyväskylä) Ilkka Helenius (University of Jyväskylä)

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