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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 6, 239-252
DOI 10.1007/s100529801018

Forward jet production in deep inelastic scattering at HERA

The ZEUS Collaboration
J.Breitweg - et al.

Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA

Received: 15 May 1998 / Published online: 22 October 1998

The inclusive forward jet cross section in deep inelastic e+p scattering has been measured in the region of x-Bjorken, $4.5 \cdot 10^{-4}$ to $4.5 \cdot 10^{-2}$. This measurement is motivated by the search for effects of BFKL-like parton shower evolution. The cross section at hadron level as a function of x is compared to cross sections predicted by various Monte Carlo models. An excess of forward jet production at small x is observed, which is not reproduced by models based on DGLAP parton shower evolution. The Colour Dipole model describes the data reasonably well. Predictions of perturbative QCD calculations at the parton level based on BFKL and DGLAP parton evolution are discussed in the context of this measurement.

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