We use a recently proposed non-perturbative model, based on an effective strong coupling constant and free from tunable parameters, to study c-flavoured hadron production in e+e− annihilation. Charm-quark production is described in the framework of perturbative fragmentation functions, with NLO coefficient functions, NLL non-singlet DGLAP evolution and NNLL large-x resummation. We model hadronization effects by means of the effective coupling constant in the NNLO approximation and compare our results with experimental data taken at the Z0 pole and at the Upsilon(4S) resonance. We find that, within the experimental and theoretical uncertainties, our model is able to give a reasonable description of D*+-meson spectra from ALEPH for x < 1−Λ/mc. More serious discrepancies are instead present when comparing with D and D* data from BELLE and CLEO in x-space. Within the errors, our model is nonetheless capable of reproducing the first ten Mellin moments of all considered data sets. However, the fairly large theoretical uncertainties call for a full NNLO/NNLL analysis.

Charm-quark fragmentation with an effective coupling constant / G. Corcella, G. Ferrera. - In: JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS. - ISSN 1029-8479. - 2007:12(2007), pp. 029.029.1-029.029.26. [10.1088/1126-6708/2007/12/029]

Charm-quark fragmentation with an effective coupling constant

G. Ferrera
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2007

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We use a recently proposed non-perturbative model, based on an effective strong coupling constant and free from tunable parameters, to study c-flavoured hadron production in e+e− annihilation. Charm-quark production is described in the framework of perturbative fragmentation functions, with NLO coefficient functions, NLL non-singlet DGLAP evolution and NNLL large-x resummation. We model hadronization effects by means of the effective coupling constant in the NNLO approximation and compare our results with experimental data taken at the Z0 pole and at the Upsilon(4S) resonance. We find that, within the experimental and theoretical uncertainties, our model is able to give a reasonable description of D*+-meson spectra from ALEPH for x < 1−Λ/mc. More serious discrepancies are instead present when comparing with D and D* data from BELLE and CLEO in x-space. Within the errors, our model is nonetheless capable of reproducing the first ten Mellin moments of all considered data sets. However, the fairly large theoretical uncertainties call for a full NNLO/NNLL analysis.
heavy quarks physics ; QCD ; NLO computations
Settore FIS/02 - Fisica Teorica, Modelli e Metodi Matematici
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