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Title: Open charm production in double parton scattering processes in the forward kinematics

We calculate the rate of double open charm production in the forward kinematics studied recently in the LHCb experiment.We find that the mean field approximation for the double partonGPD (generalized parton distributions), which neglects parton–parton correlations, underestimates the rate by a factor of 2. The enhancement due to the perturbative QCD correlation 1Ⓧ2 mechanism which explains the rate of double parton interactions at the central rapidities is found to explain 60 ÷ 80% of the discrepancy. We argue that the nonperturbative fluctuations leading to nonfactorized (correlated) contributions to the initial conditions for the DGLAP collinear evolution of the double parton GPD play an important role in this kinematics. Combined, the two correlation mechanisms provide a good description of the rate of double charm production reported by the LHCb. We also give predictions for the variation of the σeff (i.e. the ratio of double and square of single inclusive rates) in the discussed kinematics as a function of pt . The account for two correlation mechanisms strongly reduces the sensitivity of the results to the starting point of the QCD evolution.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Technion-Israel Inst. of Tech., Haifa (Israel)
  2. Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
FG02-93ER40771
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 76; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 1434-6044
Publisher:
Springer
Research Org:
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1423994