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Hadroproduction of open heavy flavour for PDF analyses (2019)

Paukkunen, H.; Helenius, I. (2019). Hadroproduction of open heavy flavour for PDF analyses. In DIS 2019 : Proceedings of the XXVII International Workshop on Deep-Inelastic Scattering and Related Subjects, POS Proceedings of Science, 352. Sissa, 160. DOI: 10.22323/1.352.0160

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All authors or editors: Paukkunen, H.; Helenius, I.

Parent publication: DIS 2019 : Proceedings of the XXVII International Workshop on Deep-Inelastic Scattering and Related Subjects

Place and date of conference: Torino, Italy, 8.-12.4.2019

Journal or series: POS Proceedings of Science

eISSN: 1824-8039

Publication year: 2019

Number in series: 352

Article number: 160

Publisher: Sissa

Publication country: Italy

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.352.0160

Open Access: Publication published in an open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66962

Web address of parallel published publication (pre-print): https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.06665


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 pT. 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-mT - 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-χ scheme often used for deeply-inelastic scattering in global analyses of PDFs.

Keywords: particle physics; nuclear physics

Free keywords: hadroproduction; open heavy flavour for PDF analyses

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Reporting Year: 2019

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