Measurement of fragmentation properties of charmed particle production in charged-current neutrino interactions

G. Önengüt, R. van Dantzig, M. de Jong, O. Melzer, R. G.C. Oldeman, E. Pesen, J. L. Visschers, M. Güler, U. Köse, M. Serin-Zeyrek, R. Sever, P. Tolun, M. T. Zeyrek, M. G. Catanesi, M. de Serio, M. Ieva, M. T. Muciaccia, E. Radicioni, S. Simone, A. BülteK. Winter, B. van de Vyver, P. Vilain, G. Wilquet, B. Saitta, E. di Capua, S. Ogawa, H. Shibuya, A. Artamonov, M. Chizhov, M. Doucet, R. Hristova, A. Kayis-Topaksu, T. Kawamura, D. Kolev, H. Meinhard, J. Panman, I. M. Papadopoulos, S. Ricciardi, A. Rozanov, R. Tsenov, J. W.E. Uiterwijk, P. Zucchelli, J. Goldberg, M. Chikawa, E. Arik, J. S. Song, C. S. Yoon, K. Kodama, N. Ushida, S. Aoki, T. Hara, T. Delbar, D. Favart, G. Grégoire, S. Kalinin, I. Makhlioueva, P. Gorbunov, V. Khovansky, V. Shamanov, I. Tsukerman, N. Bruski, D. Frekers, K. Hoshino, J. Kawada, M. Komatsu, M. Miyanishi, M. Nakamura, T. Nakano, K. Narita, K. Niu, K. Niwa, N. Nonaka, O. Sato, T. Toshito, S. Buontempo, A. G. Cocco, N. D'Ambrosio, G. de Lellis, G. de Rosa, F. di Capua, A. Ereditato, G. Fiorillo, A. Marotta, M. Messina, P. Migliozzi, C. Pistillo, L. Scotto Lavina, P. Strolin, V. Tioukov, K. Nakamura, T. Okusawa, U. Dore, P. F. Loverre, L. Ludovici, P. Righini, G. Rosa, R. Santacesaria, A. Satta, F. R. Spada, E. Barbuto, C. Bozza, G. Grella, G. Romano, C. Sirignano, S. Sorrentino, Y. Sato, I. Tezuka

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During the years 1994-1997, the emulsion target of the CHORUS detector was exposed to the wide-band neutrino beam of the CERN SPS. In total about 100 000 charged-current neutrino interactions were located in the nuclear emulsion target and fully reconstructed. From this sample of events which was based on the data acquired by new automatic scanning systems, 1048 D0 events were selected by a pattern recognition program. They were confirmed as neutral-particle decays through visual inspection. Fragmentation properties of deep-inelastic charm production were measured using these events. Distributions of the D0 momentum, Feynman x (xF), z and tanθout, the transverse angle out of the leptonic plane defined by the muon and the neutrino, are presented. The mean value of z was measured to be 〈z〉=0.63±0.03(stat)±0.01(syst). From fits to the z distribution, values for the Peterson parameter εP=0.108±0.017(stat) ±0.013(syst) and the Collins-Spiller parameter εCS=0.21-0.04+0. 05(stat)±0.04(syst) are found. For the average value of xF we find 〈xF〉=0.38±0.04(stat)±0.03(syst) and for the forward-backward asymmetry A=0.79±0.14(stat)±0.05(syst). The distribution of tanθout was measured with an average value 〈tanθout〉=0.030±0.002.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-156
Number of pages12
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 23
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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