A measurement of D meson production by the LHCb experiment in its fixed-target configuration is presented. The production of D mesons is studied with a beam of 2.5 TeV protons colliding on a gaseous neon target at rest, corresponding to a nucleon–nucleon centre-of-mass energy of sNN=68.5GeV . The sum of the D and D¯ production cross-section in pNe collisions in the centre-of-mass rapidity range y⋆∈ [- 2.29 , 0] is found to be σD0y⋆∈[-2.29,0]=48.2±0.3±4.5μb/nucleon where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. The D- D¯ production asymmetry is also evaluated and suggests a trend towards negative values at large negative y⋆ . The considered models do not account precisely for all the features observed in the LHCb data, but theoretical predictions including 1 % intrinsic charm and 10 % recombination contributions better describe the data than the other models considered.

Aaij, R., Abdelmotteleb, A., Abellan Beteta, C., Abudinen, F., Ackernley, T., Adeva, B., et al. (2023). Open charm production and asymmetry in pNe collisions at √sNN=68.5GeV. THE EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL. C, PARTICLES AND FIELDS, 83(6) [10.1140/epjc/s10052-023-11641-5].

Open charm production and asymmetry in pNe collisions at √sNN=68.5GeV

Borsato M.;Calvi M.;Capelli S.;Carniti P.;Fazzini D.;Garcia Pardinas J.;Gotti C.;Kirsebom V. S.;Martinazzoli L.;Martinelli M.;Meloni S.;Minotti A.;Petruzzo M.;Pizzichemi M.;Salomoni M.;Shields E. B.;
2023

Abstract

A measurement of D meson production by the LHCb experiment in its fixed-target configuration is presented. The production of D mesons is studied with a beam of 2.5 TeV protons colliding on a gaseous neon target at rest, corresponding to a nucleon–nucleon centre-of-mass energy of sNN=68.5GeV . The sum of the D and D¯ production cross-section in pNe collisions in the centre-of-mass rapidity range y⋆∈ [- 2.29 , 0] is found to be σD0y⋆∈[-2.29,0]=48.2±0.3±4.5μb/nucleon where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. The D- D¯ production asymmetry is also evaluated and suggests a trend towards negative values at large negative y⋆ . The considered models do not account precisely for all the features observed in the LHCb data, but theoretical predictions including 1 % intrinsic charm and 10 % recombination contributions better describe the data than the other models considered.
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LHCb; Asymmetry; Cross-Section; Proton-Neon Collisions;
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27-giu-2023
2023
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Aaij, R., Abdelmotteleb, A., Abellan Beteta, C., Abudinen, F., Ackernley, T., Adeva, B., et al. (2023). Open charm production and asymmetry in pNe collisions at √sNN=68.5GeV. THE EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL. C, PARTICLES AND FIELDS, 83(6) [10.1140/epjc/s10052-023-11641-5].
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