Nuclear charm and bottom production: a comparison among high energy approachesV.P. Gonçalves1 and M.V.T. Machado1, 2
1 Instituto de Física e Matemática, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Caixa Postal 354, CEP 96010-090, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
2 High Energy Physics Phenomenology Group, GFPAE, IF-UFRGS, Caixa Postal 15051, CEP 91501-970, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
(Received: 10 July 2003 / Revised version: 8 October 2003 / / Published online: 8 December 2003)
We calculate the nucleon and nuclear photoproduction cross sections for heavy quarks within the -factorization formalism, considering the current high energy approaches which include nuclear and saturation effects. Our results demonstrate that a future experimental analysis of this process would allow one to constrain the QCD dynamics at high energies.
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