We have measured the cross section of gamma + D-*+/- production in <(p)over bar p> collisions at root s = 1.8 TeV using the Collider Detector at Fermilab. In this kinematic region, the Compton scattering process (g(c) --> gamma(c)) is expected to dominate and thus provide a direct link to the charm quark density in the proton. From the 45 +/- 18 gamma + D-*+/- candidates in a 16.4 pb(-1) data sample, we have determined the production cross section to be 0.38 +/- 0.15(stat) +/- 0.11(syst) nb for the rapidity range \y(D-*+/-)\ < 1.2 and \y(gamma)\ < 0.9, and for the transverse momentum range p(T)(D-*+/-) > 6 GeV/c and 16 < p(T)(gamma) < 40 GeV/c. The measured cross section is compared to a theoretical prediction. RI Vucinic, Dejan/C-2406-2008; Chiarelli, Giorgio/E-8953-2012; Azzi, Patrizia/H-5404-2012
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