A1 Journal article (refereed)
B-meson hadroproduction in the SACOT-mT scheme (2023)

Helenius, I., & Paukkunen, H. (2023). B-meson hadroproduction in the SACOT-mT scheme. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2023(7), Article 54. https://doi.org/10.1007/jhep07(2023)054

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All authors or editorsHelenius, Ilkka; Paukkunen, Hannu

Journal or seriesJournal of High Energy Physics



Publication year2023

Publication date06/07/2023


Issue number7

Article number54


Publication countryGermany

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/88413

Web address of parallel published publication (pre-print)https://arxiv.org/abs/2303.17864


We apply the SACOT-mT general-mass variable flavour number scheme (GM-VFNS) to the inclusive B-meson production in hadronic collisions at next-to-leading order in perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics. In the GM-VFNS approach one matches the fixed-order heavy-quark production cross sections, accurate at low transverse momentum (pT), with the zero-mass cross sections, accurate at high pT. The physics idea of the SACOT-mT scheme is to do this by accounting for the finite momentum transfer required to create a heavy quark-antiquark pair throughout the calculation. We compare our results with the latest LHC data from proton-proton and proton-lead collisions finding a very good agreement within the estimated theoretical uncertainties. We discuss also scheme-related differences and their impact on the scale uncertainties.

Keywordsparticle physicsquantum chromodynamics

Free keywordsbottom quarks; Parton distributions; specific QCD phenomenology

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Reporting Year2023

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