, 72:2047,
Open Access This content is freely available online to anyone, anywhere at any time.
Date: 13 Jul 2012

Measurement of beauty and charm photoproduction using semi-muonic decays in dijet events at HERA


Measurements of cross sections for beauty and charm events with dijets and a muon in the photoproduction regime at HERA are presented. The data were collected with the H1 detector and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 179 pb−1. Events with dijets of transverse momentum \(P_{T}^{\mathrm{jet}1}> 7\ \mbox{GeV}\) and \(P_{T}^{\mathrm{jet}2}> 6\ \mbox{GeV}\) in the pseudorapidity range −1.5<η jet<2.5 in the laboratory frame are selected in the kinematic region of photon virtuality Q 2<2.5 GeV2 and inelasticity 0.2<y<0.8. One of the two selected jets must be associated to a muon with \(P_{T}^{\mu} > 2.5\ \mbox{GeV}\) in the pseudorapidity range −1.3<η μ <1.5. The fractions of beauty and charm events are determined using the impact parameters of the muon tracks with respect to the primary vertex and their transverse momentum relative to the axis of the associated jet. Both variables are reconstructed using the H1 vertex detector. The measurements are in agreement with QCD predictions at leading and next-to-leading order.