Physics of heavy-quark production in quantum chromodynamics.

Abstract

For very heavy quark masses, QCD predicts that the inclusive hadronic production of heavy quarks is governed by quark and gluon hard scattering subprocesses. On general grounds, one expects corrections of order p/i&, where CL 300 MeV and MQ is the heavy quark mass. At the charm mass scale, such corrections could be important, possibly accounting for the… (More)

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