Measurement of charm and beauty production in deep inelastic ep scattering from decays into muons at HERAReport as inadecuate




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The European Physical Journal C

, 65:65

First Online: 11 November 2009Received: 24 April 2009Revised: 02 September 2009

Abstract

The production of charm and beauty quarks in ep interactions has been measured with the ZEUS detector at HERA for squared four-momentum exchange Q>20 GeV, using an integrated luminosity of 126 pb. Charm and beauty quarks were identified through their decays into muons. Differential cross sections were measured for muon transverse momenta \p {T}^{\mu}>1.5\ \mbox{GeV}\ and pseudorapidities −1.6<η<2.3, as a function of \p {T}^{\mu}\, η, Q and Bjorken x. The charm and beauty contributions to the proton structure function F2 were also extracted. The results agree with previous measurements based on independent techniques and are well described by QCD predictions.

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Author: The ZEUS Collaboration - S. Chekanov - M. Derrick - S. Magill - B. Musgrave - D. Nicholass - J. Repond - R. Yoshida - M. C

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