Measurement of the charm fragmentation function inD* photoproduction at HERA

ZEUS Collaboration
2009 Journal of High Energy Physics  
The charm fragmentation function has been measured in D* photoproduction with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 120 pb-1. The fragmentation function is measured versus z = (E+p_parallel)D*/2Ejet, where E is the energy of the D* meson and p_parallel is the longitudinal momentum of the D* meson relative to the axis of the associated jet of energy Ejet. Jets were reconstructed using the kT clustering algorithm and required to have transverse energy larger than 9 GeV. The
more » ... * meson associated with the jet was required to have a transverse momentum larger than 2 GeV. The measured function is compared to different fragmentation models incorporated in leading-logarithm Monte Carlo simulations and in a next-to-leading-order QCD calculation. The free parameters in each fragmentation model are fitted to the data. The extracted parameters and the function itself are compared to measurements from e+e- experiments.
doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2009/04/082 fatcat:rhilixbqo5aslezysdi657d7xi