The small-x gluon from forward charm production: implications for a 100 TeV proton collider

Rhorry Gauld, Juan Rojo, Emma Slade

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Abstract

We review the constraints on the small-x gluon PDF that can be derived by exploiting the forward D meson production data from the LHCb experiment at √s=5, 7 and 13 TeV. We then discuss the phenomenological implications of the resulting improved small-x gluon for ultra-high energy astrophysics, in particular neutrino telescopes, as well as for the proposed Future Circular Collider (FCC) with √s=100 TeV. We illustrate how at the FCC even electroweak scale cross-sections can become sensitive to the small-x region of the quark and gluon PDFs, and then demonstrate how the addition of the LHCb heavy meson production measurements leads to a reduction of PDF uncertainties for various benchmark cross-sections.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of Science
Volume2017
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2017

Bibliographical note

5 pages, 4 figures, to appear in the proceedings of the XXV International Workshop on Deep-Inelastic Scattering and Related Subjects, 3-7 April 2017, University of Birmingham, UK

Keywords

  • hep-ph
  • hep-ex

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