Leading log radiative corrections to deep inelastic production of heavy quarks
Institut für Physik, Universität Dortmund, D-44221 Dortmund, Germany
Received: 27 May 1997 / Revised version: 2 July 1997 / Published online: 20 February 1998
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 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 - for .