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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 13, 647-650
DOI 10.1007/s100520000267

Asymmetries in heavy meson production from light quark fragmentation

J. Dias de Deus - F. Durães

Departamento de Física/CENTRA, IST, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal

Received: 5 August 1999 / Published online: 17 March 2000 - © Springer-Verlag 2000

We discuss the possibility of the asymmetry in D-/D+ production from $\pi^-$ beams, being a direct consequence of the properties of the light quark fragmentation function into heavy mesons. The main features of the asymmetry, as a function of xF, are easily described. An integrated sum rule for the D-, D+ multiplicity difference is presented. Predictions for the asymmetry in B meson production are given.

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