Study of heavy meson production in p–Pb collisions at S=5.02 TeV in the general-mass variable-flavour-number scheme

Kramer, G. (II. Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Hamburg, Luruper Chaussee 149, Hamburg, D-22761, Germany) ; Spiesberger, H.  (PRISMA Cluster of Excellence, Institut für Physik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, 55099, Germany) (Centre for Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, Department of Physics, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, 7700, South Africa)

30 October 2017

Abstract: We study inclusive charm and bottom production, for both D and B mesons, in p–Pb collisions at the LHC. Numerical results for pT -differential production cross sections are obtained at next-to-leading-order in the general-mass variable-flavour-number scheme. We compare our results with recent data from ALICE, LHCb and CMS at a centre-of-mass energy of 5 TeV and find good agreement. A comparison with p–p cross sections does not reveal the presence of nuclear initial-state interaction effects that could be expected to become visible as deviations of the ratio of p–Pb and p–p cross sections from one.

Published in: Nuclear Physics B (2017)
Published by: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2017.10.016
License: CC-BY-3.0

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