Forward heavy-flavour production in pp collisions at LHC and intrinsic quark components in protons
1 Joint, Institute for Nuclear Research - Dubna 141980, Moscow region, Russia
2 CERN - 1211, Geneva 23, Switzerland
Received: 5 May 2012
Accepted: 29 June 2012
The LHC data on the forward heavy-flavour hadron production can be a new unique source for estimation of intrinsic charm and bottom contributions to the proton. For example, we analyze the forward heavy-baryon production, namely Λb-baryon, within the soft QCD quark gluon string model and present the predictions for observables which could be measured at the LHC. We also present some predictions for the D-meson production in pp collisions made within the perturbative QCD including the intrinsic charm in the proton that can be verified at the LHC.
PACS: 11.55.Jy – Regge formalism / 14.65.Dw – Charmed quarks / 14.65.Fy – Bottom quarks
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