Measurement of the associated γ+μ± production cross section in pp¯ collisions at s=1.8 TeV Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We present the first measurement of associated direct photon+muon production in hadronic collisions, from a sample of 1.8 TeV pp collisions recorded with the Collider Detector at Fermilab. Quantum chromodynamics (QCD) predicts that these events are primarily from the Compton scattering process cg→cγ, with the final state charm quark producing a muon. Hence this measurement is sensitive to the charm quark content of the proton. The measured cross section of 29±9 pb is compared to a leading-order QCD parton shower model as well as a next-to-leading-order QCD calculation. ©1999 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Abe, F., Albrow, M. G., Amendolia, S. R., Amidei, D., Antos, J., Anway-Wiese, C., ... Zucchelli, S.

citation count

  • 18

publication date

  • October 1999