Charm hadron properties in 400 GeV/c pp interactions


Journal Article

A study of the properties of charm particles produced in 400 GeV/c pp interactions is reported. The experiment was performed using the high resolution hydrogen bubble chamber LEBC in association with the European Hybrid Spectrometer at the CERN SPS. Details of the experimental set-up and operational procedures are given and the methods to extract samples of charm decays are discussed. Results are presented on the intrinsic properties of charm particles (masses, lifetimes, decay modes and branching ratios), adding, whenever appropriate, the relevant information obtained in a similar study made with 360 GeV/c π-p interactions. The hadroproduction properties of charm states (total and differential cross sections, correlations) are presented and discussed in the context of current QCD inspired phenomenology. © 1988 Springer-Verlag.

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  • Aguilar-Benitez, M; Allison, WWM; Bailly, JL; Banerjee, S; Bartl, W; Begalli, M; Beillière, P; Bizarri, R; Briand, H; Canale, V; Caso, C; Castelli, E; Checchia, P; Chliapnikov, PV; Colino, N; Contri, R; Crennell, D; De Angelis, A; de Billy, L; Defoix, C; Di Marco, R; Di Capua, E; Diez-Hedo, F; Dolbeau, J; Dumarchez, J; Ericsson, M; Falciano, S; Fisher, C; Fisyak, YV; Fontanelli, F; Fry, J; Ganguli, SN; Gasparini, U; Gensch, U; Gentile, S; Gibaut, DG; Goshaw, AT; Grard, F; Gurtu, A; Hamatsu, R; Haupt, L; Hellman, S; Henri, VP; Hernandez, JJ; Hirose, T; Holmgren, SO; Hrubec, J; Hughes, P; Huss, D; Iori, M; Jegham, E; Johansson, KE; Josa, MI; Kalelkar, M; Kita, I; Kholodenko, AG; Kistenev, EP; Kitamura, S; Knauss, D; Kniazev, VV; Kowald, W; Kuhn, D; Ladron de Guevara, P; Laloum, M; Legros, P; Leutz, H; Lyons, L; MacDermott, M; Malhotra, PK; Mason, P; Mazzucato, M; Michalon-Mentzer, ME; Michalon, A; Moa, T; Monge, R; Montanet, L; Neuhofer, G; Nguyen, HK; Nilsson, S; Nowak, H; Oshima, N; Otter, G; Ouared, R; Comellas, JP; Patel, G; Patrignani, C; Pernicka, M; Pilette, P; Pinori, C; Pirreda, G; Plano, R; Poppleton, A; Poropat, P; Raghavan, R; Reucroft, S; Roberts, K; Robertson, WJ; Rohringer, H; Salicio, JM; Schulte, R

Published Date

  • September 1, 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 321 - 346

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1434-6052

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0170-9739

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF01548848

Citation Source

  • Scopus