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Low x / Parton distribution functions and intrinsic charm at LHCb

LHCb is a spectrometer that covers the forward region of proton-proton collisions, in the pseudo-rapidity range from 2 to 5. At LHCb, proton Parton Distribution Functions (PDFs) can be studied in a unique phase space complementary to that accessible by ATLAS and CMS, corresponding to low and high Bjorken-x. In this talk, the measurements of vector boson production in the forward region, with and without an associated jet, will be presented. These measurements can be used to constrain the proton PDFs. In particular, the production of a Z boson in association with a c-jet can be studied to measure the intrinsic charm content of the proton.

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