Cross-section measurements for charm production by 209-GeV muons

A. R. Clark, K. J. Johnson, L. T. Kerth, S. C. Loken, T. W. Markiewicz, P. D. Meyers, W. H. Smith, M. Strovink, W. A. Wenzel, R. P. Johnson, C. Moore, M. Mugge, R. E. Shafer, G. D. Gollin, F. C. Shoemaker, P. Surko

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Abstract

Interactions of 209-GeV muons in the multimuon spectrometer at Fermilab have yielded 20 072 dimuon final states, with (8110)% attributed to production of charmed states decaying to muons. The cross section for diffractive charm muoproduction is 6.9-1.4+1.9 nb. Extrapolated to Q2=0, the effective cross section for 178- (100-) GeV photons is 750-130+180 (560-120+200) nb.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)682-686
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume45
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Clark, A. R., Johnson, K. J., Kerth, L. T., Loken, S. C., Markiewicz, T. W., Meyers, P. D., Smith, W. H., Strovink, M., Wenzel, W. A., Johnson, R. P., Moore, C., Mugge, M., Shafer, R. E., Gollin, G. D., Shoemaker, F. C., & Surko, P. (1980). Cross-section measurements for charm production by 209-GeV muons. Physical review letters, 45(9), 682-686. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.45.682