Photoproduction of D*(+/-) mesons associated with a leading neutron

Chekanov, S. et al. (2004) Photoproduction of D*(+/-) mesons associated with a leading neutron. Physics Letters B, 590(3-4), pp. 143-160. (doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2004.03.076)

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The photoproduction of D*(+/-)(2010) mesons associated with a leading neutron has been observed with the ZEUS detector in ep collisions at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 80 pb(-1). The neutron carries a large fraction, x(L) gt 0.2, of the incoming proton beam energy and is detected at very small production angles, theta(n) lt 0.8 mrad, an indication of peripheral scattering. The D* meson is centrally produced with pseudorapidity \eta\ lt 1.5, and has a transverse momentum p(T) gt 1.9 GeV, which is large compared to the average transverse momentum of the neutron of 0.22 GeV The ratio of neutron-tagged to inclusive D* production is 8.85 +/- 0.93(stat.)(- 0.61)(+0.48)(syst.)% in the photon-proton center-of-mass energy range 130 lt W lt 280 Gev The data suggest that the presence of a hard scale enhances the fraction of events with a leading neutron in the final state.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ferrando, Dr James and Doyle, Professor Anthony and Saxon, Professor David and Bussey, Dr Peter
Authors: Chekanov, S., Derrick, M., Krakauer, D., Loizides, J.H., Magill, S., Miglioranzi, S., Musgrave, B., Repond, J., Yoshida, R., Mattingly, M.C.K., Antonioli, P., Bari, G., Basile, M., Bellagamba, L., Boscherini, D., Bruni, A., Bruni, G., Romeo, G.C., Cifarelli, L., Cindolo, F., Contin, A., Corradi, M., De Pasquale, S., Giusti, P., Iacobucci, G., Margotti, A., Montanari, A., Nania, R., Palmonari, F., Pesci, A., Sartorelli, G., Zichichi, A., Aghuzumtsyan, G., Bartsch, D., Brock, I., Goers, S., Hartmann, H., Hilger, E., Irrgang, P., Jakob, H.P., Kind, O., Meyer, U., Paul, E., Rautenberg, J., Renner, R., Stifutkin, A., Tandler, J., Voss, K.C., Wang, M., Weber, A., Bailey, D.S., Brook, N.H., Cole, J.E., Heath, G.P., Namsoo, T., Robins, S., Wing, A., Capua, M., Mastroberardino, A., Schioppa, M., Susinno, G., Kim, J.Y., Kim, Y.K., Lee, J.H., Lim, I.T., Pac, M.Y., Chwastowski, J., Eskreys, A., Figiel, J., Galas, A., Olkiewicz, K., Stopa, P., Zawiejski, L., Adamczyk, L., Bold, T., Grabowska-Bold, I., Kisielewska, D., Kowal, A.M., Kowal, M., Kowalski, T., Przybycien, M., Suszycki, L., Szuba, D., Szuba, J., Kotanski, A., Slominski, W., Adler, V., Behrens, U., Bloch, I., Borras, K., Chiochia, V., Dannheim, D., Drews, G., Fourletova, J., Fricke, U., Geiser, A., Gottlicher, P., Gutsche, O., Haas, T., Hain, W., Hillert, S., Kahle, B., Kotz, U., Kowalski, H., Kramberger, G., Labes, H., Lelas, D., Lim, H., Lohr, B., Mankel, R., Melzer-Pellmann, I.A., Nguyen, C.N., Notz, D., Nuncio-Quiroz, A.E., Polini, A., Raval, A., Rurua, L., Schneekloth, U., Stosslein, U., Wolf, G., Youngman, C., Zeuner, W., Schlenstedt, S., Barbagli, G., Gallo, E., Genta, C., Pelfer, P.G., Bamberger, A., Benen, A., Karstens, F., Dobur, D., Vlasov, N.N., Bell, M., Bussey, P.J., Doyle, A.T., Ferrando, J., Hamilton, J., Hanlon, S., Saxon, D.H., Skillicorn, I.O., Gialas, I., Carli, T., Gosau, T., Holm, U., Krumnack, N., Lohrmann, E., Milite, M., Salehi, H., Schleper, R., Stonjek, S., Wichmann, K., Wick, K., Ziegler, A., Ziegler, A., Collins-Tooth, C., Foudas, C., Goncalo, R., Long, K.R., Tapper, A.D., Cloth, P., Filges, D., Kataoka, M., Nagano, K., Tokushuku, K., Yamada, S., Yamazaki, Y., Barakbaev, A.N., Boos, E.G., Pokrovskiy, N.S., Zhautykov, B.O., Son, D., Piotrzkowski, K., Barreiro, F., Glasman, C., Gonzalez, O., Labarga, L., del Peso, J., Tassi, E., Terron, J., Vazquez, M., Zambrana, M., Barbi, M., Corriveau, F., Gliga, S., Lainesse, J., Padhi, S., Stairs, D.G., Walsh, R., Tsurugai, T., Antonov, A., Danilov, P., Dolgoshein, B.A., Gladkov, D., Sosnovtsev, V., Suchkov, S., Dementiev, R.K., Ermolov, P.F., Golubkov, Y.A., Katkov, I.I., Khein, L.A., Korzhavina, I.A., Kuzmin, V.A., Levchenko, B.B., Lukina, O.Y., Proskuryakov, A.S., Shcheglova, L.M., Zotkin, S.A., Coppola, N., Grijpink, S., Koffeman, E., Kooijman, P., Maddox, E., Pellegrino, A., Schagen, S., Tiecke, H., Velthuis, J.J., Wiggers, L., de Wolf, E., Brummer, N., Bylsma, B., Durkin, L.S., Ling, T.Y., Cooper-Sarkar, A.M., Cottrell, A., Devenish, R.C.E., Foster, B., Grzelak, G., Gwenlan, C., Patel, S., Straub, P.B., Walczak, R., Bertolin, A., Brugnera, R., Carlin, R., Dal Corso, F., Dusini, S., Garfagnini, A., Limentani, S., Longhin, A., Parenti, A., Posocco, M., Stanco, L., Turcato, M., Heaphy, E.A., Metlica, F., Oh, B.Y., Whitmore, J.J., Iga, Y., D'Agostini, G., Marini, G., Nigro, A., Cormack, C., Hart, J.C., McCubbin, N.A., and Heusch, C.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physics Letters B
Publisher:Elsevier BV
ISSN:0370-2693
ISSN (Online):1873-2445

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