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Measurement of the differential photon+ c-jet cross section and the ratio of differential photon+ c and photon+ b cross sections in proton-antiproton collisions at sqrt(s) = 1.96 TeV

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Journal publication date26/02/2013
JournalPhysics Letters B
Number of pages8
Original languageEnglish


We present measurements of the differential cross section $d\sigma/dp_{T}^{\gamma}$ for the associated production of a $c$-quark jet and an isolated photon with rapidity $|y^{\gamma}| 15$ GeV. The ratio of differential cross sections for photon+ c and photon+ b production as a function of $p_{T}^{\gamma}$ is also presented. The results are based on data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 8.7 fb$^{-1}$ recorded with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron $p\bar{p}$ Collider at $\sqrt{s}=$1.96 TeV. The obtained results are compared to next-to-leading order perturbative QCD calculations using various parton distribution functions, to predictions based on the $k_{T}$-factorization approach, and to predictions from the Sherpa and Pythia Monte Carlo event generators.

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Submitted to Phys. Lett. B