Forward jet production in deep inelastic scattering at HERA
Revised: 10 December 2005
Published online: 14 February 2006
The production of forward jets has been measured in deep inelastic ep collisions at HERA. The results are presented in terms of single differential cross sections as a function of the Bjorken scaling variable (x Bj ) and as triple differential cross sections d 3σ/dx Bj dQ 2 , where Q 2 is the four momentum transfer squared and is the squared transverse momentum of the forward jet. Also cross sections for events with a di-jet system in addition to the forward jet are measured as a function of the rapidity separation between the forward jet and the two additional jets. The measurements are compared with next-to-leading order QCD calculations and with the predictions of various QCD-based models.
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