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Roman Pasechnik

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Investigating the dominant regions of the phase space associated with cc production relevant for the prompt atmospheric neutrino flux

Author

  • Victor P. Goncalves
  • Rafał Maciuła
  • Roman Pasechnik
  • Antoni Szczurek

Summary, in English

A detailed mapping of the dominant kinematical domains contributing to the prompt atmospheric neutrino flux at high neutrino energies is presented by studying their sensitivity to the cuts on several kinematical variables crucial for charm production in cosmic ray scattering in the atmosphere. This includes the maximal center-of-mass energy for proton-proton scattering, the longitudinal momentum fractions of partons in the projectile (cosmic ray) and target (nucleus of the atmosphere), and the Feynman xF variable. We find that the production of neutrinos with energies larger than Eν > 107 GeV is particularly sensitive to the cm. energies larger than the ones at the LHC and to the longitudinal momentum fractions in the projectile 108 < × < 105. Our results indicate that the precision data on the prompt atmospheric neutrino flux can efficiently constrain the mechanism of heavy quark production and underlying QCD dynamics in kinematical ranges beyond the reach of the current collider measurements.

Department/s

  • Theoretical Particle Physics

Publishing year

2018-01-01

Language

English

Publication/Series

Proceedings of Science

Volume

316

Document type

Conference paper

Topic

  • Subatomic Physics

Conference name

26th International Workshop on Deep-Inelastic Scattering and Related Subjects, DIS 2018

Conference date

2018-04-16 - 2018-04-20

Conference place

Kobe, Japan

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1824-8039