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Eur. Phys. J. C 21, 443-471 (2001)
DOI: 10.1007/s100520100749

Measurement of the neutral current cross section and F2 structure function for deep inelastic e+p scattering at HERA

The ZEUS Collaboration S. Chekanov and et al.

Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA

(Received: 30 May 2001 / Published online: 24 August 2001 -© Springer-Verlag / Società Italiana di Fisica 2001 )

Abstract
The cross section and the proton structure function F2 for neutral current deep inelastic e+p scattering have been measured with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 30 pb-1. The data were collected in 1996 and 1997 at a centre-of-mass energy of 300 GeV. They cover the kinematic range 2.7 < Q2 < 30000 GeV2 and $6\cdot 10^{-5} < x < 0.65$. The variation of F2 with x and Q2 is well described by next-to-leading-order perturbative QCD as implemented in the DGLAP evolution equations.



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