Forward jet production in deep inelastic ep scattering and low-x parton dynamics at HERA

S. Chekanov, M. Derrick, S. Magill, S. Miglioranzi, B. Musgrave, J. Repond, R. Yoshida*, M. C.K. Mattingly, N. Pavel, A. G. Yagües Molina, P. Antonioli, G. Bari, M. Basile, L. Bellagamba, D. Boscherini, A. Bruni, G. Bruni, G. Cara Romeo, L. Cifarelli, F. CindoloA. Contin, M. Corradi, S. De Pasquale, P. Giusti, G. Iacobucci, A. Margotti, A. Montanari, R. Nania, F. Palmonari, A. Pesci, A. Polini, L. Rinaldi, G. Sartorelli, A. Zichichi, G. Aghuzumtsyan, D. Bartsch, I. Brock, S. Goers, H. Hartmann, E. Hilger, P. Irrgang, H. P. Jakob, O. Kind, U. Meyer, E. Paul, J. Rautenberg, R. Renner, K. C. Voss, M. Wang, M. Wlasenko, D. S. Bailey, N. H. Brook, J. E. Cole, G. P. Heath, T. Namsoo, S. Robins, M. Capua, A. Mastroberardino, M. Schioppa, G. Susinno, E. Tassi, J. Y. Kim, K. J. Ma, M. Helbich, Y. Ning, Z. Ren, W. B. Schmidke, F. Sciulli, J. Chwastowski, A. Eskreys, J. Figiel, A. Galas, K. Olkiewicz, P. Stopa, D. Szuba, L. Zawiejski, L. Adamczyk, T. Bołd, I. Grabowska-Bołd, D. Kisielewska, A. M. Kowal, J. Łukasik, M. Przybycień, L. Suszycki, J. Szuba, A. Kotański, W. Słomiński, V. Adler, U. Behrens, I. Bloch, K. Borras, G. Drews, J. Fourletova, A. Geiser, D. Gladkov, P. Göttlicher, O. Gutsche, T. Haas, W. Hain, C. Horn, B. Kahle, U. Kötz, H. Kowalski, G. Kramberger, D. Lelas, H. Lim, B. Löhr, R. Mankel, I. A. Melzer-Pellmann, C. N. Nguyen, D. Notz, A. E. Nuncio-Quiroz, A. Raval, R. Santamarta, U. Schneekloth, U. Stösslein, G. Wolf, C. Youngman, W. Zeuner, S. Schlenstedt, G. Barbagli, E. Gallo, C. Genta, P. G. Pelfer, A. Bamberger, A. Benen, F. Karstens, D. Dobur, N. N. Vlasov, P. J. Bussey, A. T. Doyle, J. Ferrando, J. Hamilton, S. Hanlon, D. H. Saxon, I. O. Skillicorn, I. Gialas, T. Carli, T. Gosau, U. Holm, N. Krumnack, E. Lohrmann, M. Milite, H. Salehi, P. Schleper, T. Schörner-Sadenius, S. Stonjek, K. Wichmann, K. Wick, A. Ziegler, Ar Ziegler, C. Collins-Tooth, C. Foudas, C. Fry, R. Gonçalo, K. R. Long, A. D. Tapper, M. Kataoka, K. Nagano, K. Tokushuku, S. Yamada, Y. Yamazaki, A. N. Barakbaev, E. G. Boos, N. S. Pokrovskiy, B. O. Zhautykov, D. Son, J. De Favereau, K. Piotrzkowski, F. Barreiro, C. Glasman, O. González, M. Jimenez, L. Labarga, J. Del Peso, J. Terrón, M. Zambrana, M. Barbi, F. Corriveau, C. Liu, S. Padhi, M. Plamondon, D. G. Stairs, R. Walsh, C. Zhou, T. Tsurugai, A. Antonov, P. Danilov, B. A. Dolgoshein, V. Sosnovtsev, A. Stifutkin, S. Suchkov, R. K. Dementiev, P. F. Ermolov, L. K. Gladilin, I. I. Katkov, L. A. Khein, I. A. Korzhavina, V. A. Kuzmin, B. B. Levchenko, O. Yu Lukina, A. S. Proskuryakov, L. M. Shcheglova, D. S. Zotkin, S. A. Zotkin, I. Abt, C. Büttner, A. Caldwell, X. Liu, J. Sutiak, N. Coppola, G. Grigorescu, S. Grijpink, A. Keramidas, E. Koffeman, P. Kooijman, E. Maddox, A. Pellegrino, S. Schagen, H. Tiecke, M. Vázquez, L. Wiggers, E. De Wolf, N. Brümmer, B. Bylsma, L. S. Durkin, T. Y. Ling, P. D. Allfrey, M. A. Bell, A. M. Cooper, A. Cottrell, R. C.E. Devenish, B. Foster, G. Grzelak, C. Gwenlan, T. Kohno, S. Patel, P. B. Straub, R. Walczak, P. Bellan, A. Bertolin, R. Brugnera, R. Carlin, R. Ciesielski, F. Dal Corso, S. Dusini, A. Garfagnini, S. Limentani, A. Longhin, L. Stanco, M. Turcato, E. A. Heaphy, F. Metlica, B. Y. Oh, J. J. Whitmore, Y. Iga, G. D'Agostini, G. Marini, A. Nigro, J. C. Hart, H. Abramowicz, A. Gabareen, S. Kananov, A. Kreisel, A. Levy, M. Kuze, S. Kagawa, T. Tawara, R. Hamatsu, H. Kaji, S. Kitamura, K. Matsuzawa, O. Ota, Y. D. Ri, M. Costa, M. I. Ferrero, V. Monaco, R. Sacchi, A. Solano, M. Arneodo, M. Ruspa, S. Fourletov, T. Koop, J. F. Martin, A. Mirea, J. M. Butterworth, R. Hall-Wilton, T. W. Jones, J. H. Loizides, M. R. Sutton, C. Targett-Adams, M. Wing, J. Ciborowski, P. Kulinski, P. Łuzniak, J. Malka, R. J. Nowak, J. M. Pawlak, J. Sztuk, T. Tymieniecka, A. Tyszkiewicz, A. Ukleja, J. Ukleja, A. F. Zarnecki, M. Adamus, P. Plucinski, Y. Eisenberg, D. Hochman, U. Karshon, M. S. Lightwood, A. Everett, D. Kçira, S. Lammers, L. Li, D. D. Reeder, M. Rosin, P. Ryan, A. A. Savin, W. H. Smith, S. Dhawan, S. Bhadra, C. D. Catterall, Y. Cui, G. Hartner, S. Menary, U. Noor, M. Soares, J. Standage, J. Whyte

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Abstract

Differential inclusive jet cross sections in neutral current deep inelastic ep scattering have been measured with the ZEUS detector using an integrated luminosity of 38.7 pb-1. The jets have been identified using the kT cluster algorithm in the longitudinally invariant inclusive mode in the laboratory frame; they have been selected with jet transverse energy, ETjet above 6 GeV and jet pseudorapidity, ηjet, between -1 and 3. Measurements of cross sections as functions of ETjet, Björken x and the photon virtuality, Q2, are presented. Three phase-space regions have been selected in order to study parton dynamics from the most global to the most restrictive region of forward-going (close to the proton-beam direction) jets at low x, where the effects of BFKL evolution might be present. The measurements have been compared to the predictions of leading-logarithm parton-shower Monte Carlo models and fixed-order perturbative QCD calculations. In the forward region, O (αs1) QCD calculations underestimate the data up to an order of magnitude at low x. An improved description of the data in this region is obtained by including O (αs2) QCD corrections, which account for the lowest-order t̂-channel gluon-exchange diagrams, highlighting the importance of such terms in the parton dynamics at low x.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-26
Number of pages14
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume632
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 5 Jan 2006

Funding

FundersFunder number
Science and Technology Facilities CouncilPP/E000673/1, PP/E000452/1
Science and Technology Facilities Council

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