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    Prompt charm production in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV


    Aaij, R, Beteta, CA, Adametz, A, Adeva, B, Adinolfi, M, Adrover, C, Affolder, A, Ajaltouni, Z, Albrecht, J, Alessio, F, Alexander, M, Ali, S, Alkhazov, G, Cartelle, PA, Jr, AAA, Amato, S, Amhis, Y, Anderlini, L, Anderson, J, Andreassen, R, Appleby, RB, Gutierrez, OA, Archilli, F, Artamonov, A, Artuso, M, Aslanides, E, Auriemma, G, Bachmann, S, Back, JJ, Baesso, C, Balagura, V, Baldini, W, Barlow, RJ, Barschel, C, Barsuk, S, Barter, W, Bauer, T, Bay, A, Beddow, J, Bediaga, I & others (LHCb collaboration) 2013, ‘Prompt charm production in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV’. Nuclear Physics B.


    Charm production at the LHC in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV is studied with the LHCb detector. The decays D0 -> K- pi+, D+ -> K- pi+ pi+, D*+ -> D0(K- pi+) pi+, D_s+ -> phi(K- K+) pi+, Lambda_c+ -> p K- pi+, and their charge conjugates are analysed in a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 15 nb^{-1}. Differential cross-sections dsigma/dp_T are measured for prompt production of the five charmed hadron species in bins of transverse momentum and rapidity in the region 0

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