Publications [#287612] of Thomas C. Mehen

Papers Published
  1. Braaten, E; Kusunoki, M; Jia, Y; Mehen, T, Λ<inf>c</inf><sup>+</sup>/Λ<inf>c</inf><sup>-</sup> asymmetry in hadroproduction from heavy-quark recombination, Physical Review D, vol. 70 no. 5 (2004), pp. 054021-1-054021-5 [doi] .

    Asymmetries in the hadroproduction of charm particles directly probe power corrections to the QCD factorization theorems. In this paper, the heavy-quark recombination mechanism, a power correction that explains charm meson asymmetries, is extended to charm baryons. In this mechanism, a light quark participates in the hard-scattering that creates a charm quark and they hadronize together into a charm baryon. This provides a natural and economical explanation for the Λ<inf>c</inf><sup>+</sup>/Λ<inf>c</inf> <sup>-</sup> asymmetries measured in πN pN collisions.