Energy dependence of the charged multiplicity in deep inelastic scattering at HERA

The ZEUS collaboration
2008 Journal of High Energy Physics  
The charged multiplicity distributions and the mean charged multiplicity have been investigated in inclusive neutral current deep inelastic $ep$ scattering with the ZEUS detector at HERA, using an integrated luminosity of 38.6 pb$^{-1}$. The measurements were performed in the current region of the Breit frame, as well as in the current fragmentation region of the hadronic centre-of-mass frame. The KNO-scaling properties of the data were investigated and the energy dependence was studied using
more » ... was studied using different energy scales. The data are compared to results obtained in $\epem$ collisions and to previous DIS measurements as well as to leading-logarithm parton-shower Monte Carlo predictions.
doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2008/06/061 fatcat:w2njtqeptbcshj4ybvpzyw4ch4