Inclusive production of D+, D0, Ds + and D*+ mesons in deep inelastic scattering at HERA

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Abstract

Inclusive production cross sections are measured in deep inelastic scattering at HERA for meson states composed of a charm quark and a light antiquark or the charge conjugate. The measurements cover the kinematic region of photon virtuality 2 < Q2 < 100 GeV2, inelasticity 0.05 < y < 0.7, D meson transverse momenta pt(D) ≥ 2.5 GeV and pseudorapidity |η(D)| ≤ 1.5. The identification of the D-meson decays and the reduction of the combinatorial background profit from the reconstruction of displaced secondary vertices by means of the H1 silicon vertex detector. The production of charmed mesons containing the light quarks u, d and s is found to be compatible with a description in which the hard scattering is followed by a factorisable and universal hadronisation process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-459
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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