Trimuons from charm

Bing Lin Young, T. F. Walsh, T. C. Yang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

24 Scopus citations

Abstract

We have calculated charm pair production in νμN collisions using quantum chromodynamics (QCD). The resulting trimuon rate turns out to be small at present energies: σ(3μ) σ(1μ)≲10-6 at Eν = 200 GeV for αs = 0.2. (However, this process may be measurable at the high energies attainable with colliding beam ep machines.) We emphasize the general importance of looking for inclusive J Ψ or the bound states of heavier flavors in deep inelastic reactions, as a signal for the pair production of heavy quarks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-114
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume74
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 27 1978

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Trimuons from charm'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this