Forward Jet Production at HERA in the Low x Regime in Next - to - Leading Order

Abstract

The production of forward jets of transverse momentum pT (j) ≈ Q and large momentum fraction xjet ≫ x probes the onset of BFKL dynamics at HERA. A full O(α2s) calculation of the inclusive forward jet cross section is presented and compared to the expected BFKL cross section. The kinematical region populated by these events and the scale dependence of the… (More)

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