The European Physical Journal C

, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 1–20

Diffractive open charm production in deep-inelastic scattering and photoproduction at HERA

Authors

  • A. Aktas
    • DESY
  • V. Andreev
    • Lebedev Physical Institute
  • T. Anthonis
    • Inter-University Institute for High Energies ULB-VUB
    • Universiteit Antwerpen
  • B. Antunovic
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Physik
  • S. Aplin
    • DESY
  • A. Asmone
    • Dipartimento di Fisica Universita di Roma Tre and INFN Roma 3
  • A. Astvatsatourov
    • Inter-University Institute for High Energies ULB-VUB
    • Universiteit Antwerpen
  • A. Babaev
    • Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics
  • S. Backovic
    • Faculty of ScienceUniversity of Montenegro
  • A. Baghdasaryan
    • Yerevan Physics Institute
  • P. Baranov
    • Lebedev Physical Institute
  • E. Barrelet
    • LPNHE, Universites Paris VI and VIIIN2P3-CNRS
  • W. Bartel
    • DESY
  • S. Baudrand
    • LAL, Universite de Paris-Sud 11IN2P3-CNRS
  • M. Beckingham
    • DESY
  • K. Begzsuren
    • Institute of Physics and Technology of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences
    • Physikalisches InstitutUniversität Heidelberg
  • O. Behrendt
    • Institut für PhysikUniversität Dortmund
  • A. Belousov
    • Lebedev Physical Institute
  • N. Berger
    • Institut für Teilchenphysik, ETH
  • J.C. Bizot
    • LAL, Universite de Paris-Sud 11IN2P3-CNRS
  • M.-O. Boenig
    • Institut für PhysikUniversität Dortmund
  • V. Boudry
    • LLR, Ecole PolytechniqueIN2P3-CNRS
  • I. Bozovic-Jelisavcic
    • Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences
  • J. Bracinik
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Physik
  • G. Brandt
    • Physikalisches InstitutUniversität Heidelberg
  • M. Brinkmann
    • DESY
  • V. Brisson
    • LAL, Universite de Paris-Sud 11IN2P3-CNRS
  • D. Bruncko
    • Institute of Experimental PhysicsSlovak Academy of Sciences
  • F.W. Büsser
    • Institut für ExperimentalphysikUniversität Hamburg
  • A. Bunyatyan
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik
    • Yerevan Physics Institute
  • G. Buschhorn
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Physik
  • L. Bystritskaya
    • Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics
  • A.J. Campbell
    • DESY
  • K.B. Cantun Avila
    • Departamento de Fisica AplicadaCINVESTAV
  • F. Cassol-Brunner
    • CPPM, CNRS/IN2P3Univ. Mediterranee
  • K. Cerny
    • Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles University
  • V. Cerny
    • Institute of Experimental PhysicsSlovak Academy of Sciences
    • Comenius University
  • V. Chekelian
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Physik
  • J.G. Contreras
    • Departamento de Fisica AplicadaCINVESTAV
  • J.A. Coughlan
    • Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryChilton
  • B.E. Cox
    • Physics DepartmentUniversity of Manchester
  • G. Cozzika
    • CEA, DSM/DAPNIA, CE-Saclay
  • J. Cvach
    • Institute of PhysicsAcademy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • J.B. Dainton
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Liverpool
  • K. Daum
    • Fachbereich CUniversität Wuppertal
    • RechenzentrumUniversität Wuppertal
  • Y. de Boer
    • Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics
  • B. Delcourt
    • LAL, Universite de Paris-Sud 11IN2P3-CNRS
  • M. Del Degan
    • Institut für Teilchenphysik, ETH
  • A. De Roeck
    • DESY
    • CERN
  • E.A. De Wolf
    • Inter-University Institute for High Energies ULB-VUB
    • Universiteit Antwerpen
  • C. Diaconu
    • CPPM, CNRS/IN2P3Univ. Mediterranee
  • V. Dodonov
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik
  • A. Dubak
    • Faculty of ScienceUniversity of Montenegro
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Physik
  • G. Eckerlin
    • DESY
  • V. Efremenko
    • Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics
  • S. Egli
    • Paul Scherrer Institut
  • R. Eichler
    • Paul Scherrer Institut
  • F. Eisele
    • Physikalisches InstitutUniversität Heidelberg
  • A. Eliseev
    • Lebedev Physical Institute
  • E. Elsen
    • DESY
  • S. Essenov
    • Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics
  • A. Falkewicz
    • Institute for Nuclear Physics
  • P.J.W. Faulkner
    • School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Birmingham
  • L. Favart
    • Inter-University Institute for High Energies ULB-VUB
    • Universiteit Antwerpen
  • A. Fedotov
    • Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics
  • R. Felst
    • DESY
  • J. Feltesse
    • CEA, DSM/DAPNIA, CE-Saclay
    • Helmholtz Humboldt Research AwardDESY and University Hamburg
  • J. Ferencei
    • Institute of Experimental PhysicsSlovak Academy of Sciences
  • L. Finke
    • Institut für ExperimentalphysikUniversität Hamburg
  • M. Fleischer
    • DESY
  • G. Flucke
    • Institut für ExperimentalphysikUniversität Hamburg
  • A. Fomenko
    • Lebedev Physical Institute
  • G. Franke
    • DESY
  • T. Frisson
    • LLR, Ecole PolytechniqueIN2P3-CNRS
  • E. Gabathuler
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Liverpool
  • E. Garutti
    • DESY
  • J. Gayler
    • DESY
  • S. Ghazaryan
    • Yerevan Physics Institute
  • S. Ginzburgskaya
    • Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics
  • A. Glazov
    • DESY
  • I. Glushkov
    • DESY
  • L. Goerlich
    • Institute for Nuclear Physics
  • M. Goettlich
    • DESY
  • N. Gogitidze
    • Lebedev Physical Institute
  • S. Gorbounov
    • DESY
  • M. Gouzevitch
    • LLR, Ecole PolytechniqueIN2P3-CNRS
  • C. Grab
    • Institut für Teilchenphysik, ETH
  • T. Greenshaw
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Liverpool
  • M. Gregori
    • Queen Mary and Westfield College
  • B.R. Grell
    • DESY
  • G. Grindhammer
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Physik
  • C. Gwilliam
    • Physics DepartmentUniversity of Manchester
  • S. Habib
    • Institut für ExperimentalphysikUniversität Hamburg
  • D. Haidt
    • DESY
  • M. Hansson
    • Physics DepartmentUniversity of Lund
  • G. Heinzelmann
    • Institut für ExperimentalphysikUniversität Hamburg
  • C. Helebrant
    • DESY
  • R.C.W. Henderson
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Lancaster
  • H. Henschel
    • DESY
  • G. Herrera
    • Departamento de FisicaCINVESTAV
  • M. Hildebrandt
    • Paul Scherrer Institut
  • K.H. Hiller
    • DESY
  • D. Hoffmann
    • CPPM, CNRS/IN2P3Univ. Mediterranee
  • R. Horisberger
    • Paul Scherrer Institut
  • A. Hovhannisyan
    • Yerevan Physics Institute
  • T. Hreus
    • Inter-University Institute for High Energies ULB-VUB
    • Universiteit Antwerpen
    • University of P.J. Safarik
  • S. Hussain
    • Queen Mary and Westfield College
  • M. Ibbotson
    • Physics DepartmentUniversity of Manchester
  • M. Jacquet
    • LAL, Universite de Paris-Sud 11IN2P3-CNRS
  • X. Janssen
    • Inter-University Institute for High Energies ULB-VUB
    • Universiteit Antwerpen
  • V. Jemanov
    • Institut für ExperimentalphysikUniversität Hamburg
  • L. Jönsson
    • Physics DepartmentUniversity of Lund
  • D.P. Johnson
    • Inter-University Institute for High Energies ULB-VUB
    • Universiteit Antwerpen
  • A.W. Jung
    • Kirchhoff-Institut für PhysikUniversität Heidelberg
  • H. Jung
    • DESY
  • M. Kapichine
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • J. Katzy
    • DESY
  • I.R. Kenyon
    • School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Birmingham
  • C. Kiesling
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Physik
  • M. Klein
    • DESY
  • C. Kleinwort
    • DESY
  • T. Klimkovich
    • DESY
  • T. Kluge
    • DESY
  • G. Knies
    • DESY
  • A. Knutsson
    • Physics DepartmentUniversity of Lund
  • V. Korbel
    • DESY
  • P. Kostka
    • DESY
  • M. Kraemer
    • DESY
  • K. Krastev
    • DESY
  • J. Kretzschmar
    • DESY
  • A. Kropivnitskaya
    • Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics
  • K. Krüger
    • Kirchhoff-Institut für PhysikUniversität Heidelberg
  • M.P.J. Landon
    • Queen Mary and Westfield College
  • W. Lange
    • DESY
  • G. Laštovička-Medin
    • Faculty of ScienceUniversity of Montenegro
  • P. Laycock
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Liverpool
  • A. Lebedev
    • Lebedev Physical Institute
  • G. Leibenguth
    • Institut für Teilchenphysik, ETH
  • V. Lendermann
    • Kirchhoff-Institut für PhysikUniversität Heidelberg
  • S. Levonian
    • DESY
  • L. Lindfeld
    • Physik-Institut der Universität Zürich
  • K. Lipka
    • DESY
  • A. Liptaj
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Physik
  • B. List
    • Institut für ExperimentalphysikUniversität Hamburg
  • J. List
    • DESY
  • N. Loktionova
    • Lebedev Physical Institute
  • R. Lopez-Fernandez
    • Departamento de FisicaCINVESTAV
  • V. Lubimov
    • Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics
  • A.-I. Lucaci-Timoce
    • DESY
  • H. Lueders
    • Institut für ExperimentalphysikUniversität Hamburg
  • L. Lytkin
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik
  • A. Makankine
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • E. Malinovski
    • Lebedev Physical Institute
  • P. Marage
    • Inter-University Institute for High Energies ULB-VUB
    • Universiteit Antwerpen
  • R. Marshall
    • Physics DepartmentUniversity of Manchester
  • L. Marti
    • DESY
  • M. Martisikova
    • DESY
  • H.-U. Martyn
    • I. Physikalisches Institut der RWTH
  • S.J. Maxfield
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Liverpool
  • A. Mehta
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Liverpool
  • K. Meier
    • Kirchhoff-Institut für PhysikUniversität Heidelberg
  • A.B. Meyer
    • DESY
  • H. Meyer
    • Fachbereich CUniversität Wuppertal
  • J. Meyer
    • DESY
  • V. Michels
    • DESY
  • S. Mikocki
    • Institute for Nuclear Physics
  • I. Milcewicz-Mika
    • Institute for Nuclear Physics
  • D. Mladenov
    • Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy
  • A. Mohamed
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Liverpool
  • F. Moreau
    • LLR, Ecole PolytechniqueIN2P3-CNRS
  • A. Morozov
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • J.V. Morris
    • Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryChilton
  • M.U. Mozer
    • Physikalisches InstitutUniversität Heidelberg
  • K. Müller
    • Physik-Institut der Universität Zürich
  • P. Murín
    • Institute of Experimental PhysicsSlovak Academy of Sciences
    • University of P.J. Safarik
  • K. Nankov
    • Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy
  • B. Naroska
    • Institut für ExperimentalphysikUniversität Hamburg
  • T. Naumann
    • DESY
  • P.R. Newman
    • School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Birmingham
  • C. Niebuhr
    • DESY
  • A. Nikiforov
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Physik
  • G. Nowak
    • Institute for Nuclear Physics
  • K. Nowak
    • Physik-Institut der Universität Zürich
  • M. Nozicka
    • Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles University
  • R. Oganezov
    • Yerevan Physics Institute
  • B. Olivier
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Physik
  • J.E. Olsson
    • DESY
  • S. Osman
    • Physics DepartmentUniversity of Lund
  • D. Ozerov
    • Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics
  • V. Palichik
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • I. Panagoulias
    • DESY
    • Physics DepartmentNational Technical University
  • M. Pandurovic
    • Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences
  • T. Papadopoulou
    • DESY
    • Physics DepartmentNational Technical University
  • C. Pascaud
    • LAL, Universite de Paris-Sud 11IN2P3-CNRS
  • G.D. Patel
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Liverpool
  • H. Peng
    • DESY
  • E. Perez
    • CEA, DSM/DAPNIA, CE-Saclay
  • D. Perez-Astudillo
    • Departamento de Fisica AplicadaCINVESTAV
  • A. Perieanu
    • DESY
  • A. Petrukhin
    • Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics
  • I. Picuric
    • Faculty of ScienceUniversity of Montenegro
  • S. Piec
    • DESY
  • D. Pitzl
    • DESY
  • R. Plačakytė
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Physik
  • B. Povh
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik
  • P. Prideaux
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Liverpool
  • A.J. Rahmat
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Liverpool
  • N. Raicevic
    • Faculty of ScienceUniversity of Montenegro
  • P. Reimer
    • Institute of PhysicsAcademy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • A. Rimmer
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Liverpool
  • C. Risler
    • DESY
  • E. Rizvi
    • Queen Mary and Westfield College
  • P. Robmann
    • Physik-Institut der Universität Zürich
  • B. Roland
    • Inter-University Institute for High Energies ULB-VUB
    • Universiteit Antwerpen
  • R. Roosen
    • Inter-University Institute for High Energies ULB-VUB
    • Universiteit Antwerpen
  • A. Rostovtsev
    • Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics
  • Z. Rurikova
    • DESY
  • S. Rusakov
    • Lebedev Physical Institute
  • F. Salvaire
    • DESY
  • D.P.C. Sankey
    • Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryChilton
  • M. Sauter
    • Institut für Teilchenphysik, ETH
  • E. Sauvan
    • CPPM, CNRS/IN2P3Univ. Mediterranee
  • S. Schmidt
    • DESY
  • S. Schmitt
    • DESY
  • C. Schmitz
    • Physik-Institut der Universität Zürich
  • L. Schoeffel
    • CEA, DSM/DAPNIA, CE-Saclay
  • A. Schöning
    • Institut für Teilchenphysik, ETH
  • H.-C. Schultz-Coulon
    • Kirchhoff-Institut für PhysikUniversität Heidelberg
  • F. Sefkow
    • DESY
  • R.N. Shaw-West
    • School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Birmingham
  • I. Sheviakov
    • Lebedev Physical Institute
  • L.N. Shtarkov
    • Lebedev Physical Institute
  • T. Sloan
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of Lancaster
  • I. Smiljanic
    • Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences
  • P. Smirnov
    • Lebedev Physical Institute
  • Y. Soloviev
    • Lebedev Physical Institute
  • D. South
    • DESY
  • V. Spaskov
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • A. Specka
    • LLR, Ecole PolytechniqueIN2P3-CNRS
  • M. Steder
    • DESY
  • B. Stella
    • Dipartimento di Fisica Universita di Roma Tre and INFN Roma 3
  • J. Stiewe
    • Kirchhoff-Institut für PhysikUniversität Heidelberg
  • A. Stoilov
    • Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy
  • U. Straumann
    • Physik-Institut der Universität Zürich
  • D. Sunar
    • Inter-University Institute for High Energies ULB-VUB
    • Universiteit Antwerpen
  • T. Sykora
    • Inter-University Institute for High Energies ULB-VUB
    • Universiteit Antwerpen
  • V. Tchoulakov
    • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • G. Thompson
    • Queen Mary and Westfield College
  • P.D. Thompson
    • School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Birmingham
  • T. Toll
    • DESY
  • F. Tomasz
    • Institute of Experimental PhysicsSlovak Academy of Sciences
  • D. Traynor
    • Queen Mary and Westfield College
  • T.N. Trinh
    • CPPM, CNRS/IN2P3Univ. Mediterranee
  • P. Truöl
    • Physik-Institut der Universität Zürich
  • I. Tsakov
    • Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy
  • G. Tsipolitis
    • DESY
    • Physics DepartmentNational Technical University
  • I. Tsurin
    • DESY
  • J. Turnau
    • Institute for Nuclear Physics
  • E. Tzamariudaki
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Physik
  • K. Urban
    • Kirchhoff-Institut für PhysikUniversität Heidelberg
  • M. Urban
    • Physik-Institut der Universität Zürich
  • A. Usik
    • Lebedev Physical Institute
  • D. Utkin
    • Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics
  • A. Valkárová
    • Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles University
  • C. Vallée
    • CPPM, CNRS/IN2P3Univ. Mediterranee
  • P. Van Mechelen
    • Inter-University Institute for High Energies ULB-VUB
    • Universiteit Antwerpen
  • A. Vargas Trevino
    • Institut für PhysikUniversität Dortmund
  • Y. Vazdik
    • Lebedev Physical Institute
  • S. Vinokurova
    • DESY
  • V. Volchinski
    • Yerevan Physics Institute
  • K. Wacker
    • Institut für PhysikUniversität Dortmund
  • G. Weber
    • Institut für ExperimentalphysikUniversität Hamburg
  • R. Weber
    • Institut für Teilchenphysik, ETH
  • D. Wegener
    • Institut für PhysikUniversität Dortmund
  • C. Werner
    • Physikalisches InstitutUniversität Heidelberg
  • M. Wessels
    • DESY
  • C. Wissing
    • DESY
  • R. Wolf
    • Physikalisches InstitutUniversität Heidelberg
  • E. Wünsch
    • DESY
  • S. Xella
    • Physik-Institut der Universität Zürich
  • W. Yan
    • DESY
  • V. Yeganov
    • Yerevan Physics Institute
  • J. Žáček
    • Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles University
  • J. Zálešák
    • Institute of PhysicsAcademy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • Z. Zhang
    • LAL, Universite de Paris-Sud 11IN2P3-CNRS
  • A. Zhelezov
    • Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics
  • A. Zhokin
    • Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics
  • Y.C. Zhu
    • DESY
  • J. Zimmermann
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Physik
  • T. Zimmermann
    • Institut für Teilchenphysik, ETH
  • H. Zohrabyan
    • Yerevan Physics Institute
  • F. Zomer
    • LAL, Universite de Paris-Sud 11IN2P3-CNRS
  • The H1 Collaboration
Regular Article - Experimental Physics

DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-006-0206-2

Cite this article as:
Aktas, A., Andreev, V., Anthonis, T. et al. Eur. Phys. J. C (2007) 50: 1. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-006-0206-2

Abstract

Measurements are presented of diffractive open charm production at HERA. The event topology is given by ep→eXY where the system X contains at least one charmed hadron and is well separated by a large rapidity gap from a leading low-mass proton remnant system Y. Two analysis techniques are used for the cross section measurements. In the first, the charm quark is tagged by the reconstruction of a D(2010) meson. This technique is used in deep-inelastic scattering (DIS) and photoproduction (γp). In the second, a method based on the displacement of tracks from the primary vertex is used to measure the open charm contribution to the inclusive diffractive cross section in DIS. The measurements are compared with next-to-leading order QCD predictions based on diffractive parton density functions previously obtained from a QCD analysis of the inclusive diffractive cross section at H1. A good agreement is observed in the full kinematic regime, which supports the validity of QCD factorization for open charm production in diffractive DIS and γp.

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