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Title: The physics of heavy quark distributions in hadrons: Collider tests

Here, we present a review of the current understanding of the heavy quark distributions in the nucleon and their impact on collider physics. The origin of strange, charm and bottom quark pairs at high light-front (LF) momentum fractions in hadron wavefunction—the “intrinsic” quarks, is reviewed. The determination of heavy-quark parton distribution functions (PDFs) is particularly significant for the analysis of hard processes at LHC energies. We show that a careful study of the inclusive production of open charm and the production of γ/Z/W particles, accompanied by the heavy jets at large transverse momenta can give essential information on the intrinsic heavy quark (IQ) distributions. We also focus on the theoretical predictions concerning other observables which are very sensitive to the intrinsic charm contribution to PDFs including Higgs production at high x F and novel fixed target measurements which can be tested at the LHC.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [3]
  1. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  2. Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Moscow Region (Russia)
  3. Comenius Univ. in Bratislava (Slovakia)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-16844
Journal ID: ISSN 0146-6410; arXiv:1612.01351; TRN: US1701129
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515; DE–AC02–76SF00515 SLAC-PUB-16844
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0146-6410
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; quarks; gluons; charm; QCD; PDF
OSTI Identifier:
1339544
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1397478