A1 Journal article (refereed)
Double D-meson production in proton-proton and proton-lead collisions at the LHC (2020)

Helenius, I., & Paukkunen, H. (2020). Double D-meson production in proton-proton and proton-lead collisions at the LHC. Physics Letters B, 800, Article 135084. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2019.135084

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All authors or editors: Helenius, Ilkka; Paukkunen, Hannu

Journal or series: Physics Letters B

ISSN: 0370-2693

eISSN: 1873-2445

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 800

Article number: 135084

Publisher: Elsevier BV

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2019.135084

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66522

Web address of parallel published publication (pre-print): https://arxiv.org/abs/1906.06971


We consider the simultaneous production of two heavy-flavoured hadrons – particularly D mesons – at the LHC. We base our calculations on collinearly factorized QCD at next-to-leading order, using the contemporary parton distribution functions and D-meson fragmentation functions. The contributions of double-parton scatterings are included in the approximation of independent partonic interactions. Our framework benchmarks well with the available proton-proton data from the LHCb collaboration giving us confidence to make predictions for proton-lead collisions. Our results indicate that the double D-meson production in proton-lead collisions should be measurable at the LHCb kinematics with the already collected Run-II data, and should provide evidence for double-parton scattering at perturbative scales with a nuclear target.

Keywords: particle physics

Free keywords: open heavy-flavour production; double-parton scattering; proton-nucleus scattering; perturbative QCD

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Reporting Year: 2020

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