Nuclear dependence of charm production

A. Blanco-Covarrubias*, J. Engelfried, U. Akgun, G. Alkhazov, J. Amaro-Reyes, A. G. Atamantchouk, A. S. Ayan, M. Y. Balatz, N. F. Bondar, P. S. Cooper, L. J. Dauwe, G. V. Davidenko, U. Dersch, A. G. Dolgolenko, G. B. Dzyubenko, R. Edelstein, L. Emediato, A. M.F. Endler, I. Eschrich, C. O. EscobarN. Estrada, A. V. Evdokimov, I. S. Filimonov, A. Flores-Castillo, F. G. Garcia, V. L. Golovtsov, P. Gouffon, E. Gülmez, M. Iori, S. Y. Jun, M. Kaya, J. Kilmer, V. T. Kim, L. M. Kochenda, I. Konorov, A. P. Kozhevnikov, A. G. Krivshich, H. Krüger, M. A. Kubantsev, V. P. Kubarovsky, A. I. Kulyavtsev, N. P. Kuropatkin, V. F. Kurshetsov, A. Kushnirenko, J. Lach, L. G. Landsberg, I. Larin, E. M. Leikin, G. López-Hinojosa, T. Lungov, V. P. Maleev, D. Mao, P. Mathew, M. Mattson, V. Matveev, E. McCliment, M. A. Moinester, V. V. Molchanov, A. Morelos, A. V. Nemitkin, P. V. Neoustroev, C. Newsom, A. P. Nilov, S. B. Nurushev, A. Ocherashvili, Y. Onel, S. Ozkorucuklu, A. Penzo, S. V. Petrenko, M. Procario, V. A. Prutskoi, B. V. Razmyslovich, V. I. Rud, J. Russ, J. L. Sánchez-López, J. Simon, A. I. Sitnikov, V. J. Smith, M. Srivastava, V. Steiner, V. Stepanov, L. Stutte, M. Svoiski, N. K. Terentyev, I. Torres, L. N. Uvarov, A. N. Vasiliev, D. V. Vavilov, E. Vázquez-Jáuregui, V. S. Verebryusov, V. A. Victorov, V. E. Vishnyakov, A. A. Vorobyov, K. Vorwalter, J. You, R. Zukanovich-Funchal

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Abstract

Using data taken by SELEX during the 1996-1997 fixed target run at Fermilab, we study the production of charmed hadrons on copper and carbon targets with ∑ -, p, π -, and π + beams. Parametrizing the dependence of the inclusive production cross section on the atomic number A as A α, we determine α for D +, D 0, D s +, D +(2010), Λ c +, and their respective anti-particles, as a function of their transverse momentum p t and scaled longitudinal momentum x F . Within our statistics there is no dependence of α on x F for any charm species for the interval 0.1<x F <1.0. The average value of α for charm production by pion beams is α meson=0.850±0.028. This is somewhat larger than the corresponding average α baryon=0.755±0.016 for charm production by baryon beams (∑ -, p).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-644
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume64
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2009

Funding

FundersFunder number
National Science Foundation
Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences9602178

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