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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 2, 675-682
DOI 10.1007/s100529800714

Leading log radiative corrections to deep inelastic production of heavy quarks

I. Schienbein

Institut für Physik, Universität Dortmund, D-44221 Dortmund, Germany

Received: 27 May 1997 / Revised version: 2 July 1997 / Published online: 20 February 1998

Abstract
${\cal O}(\alpha)$ QED radiative corrections to neutral current deep inelastic production of heavy quarks are calculated in the leading log approximation and compared with the corresponding corrections assuming a massless charm parton. Besides the inclusive case, corrections to the semi-inclusive $d^3\sigma/dx dy dz$ and the effect of z-cuts are studied. In the latter case, the massless corrections differ from the correct massive radiative corrections to deep inelastic heavy quark production by about $40 \%$-$10 \%$ for $0.2\lesssim z \lesssim 0.5$.


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