We calculate the nuclear inclusive and diffractive cross sections for heavy quark photoproduction within a phenomenological saturation approach. The nuclear cross section is obtained by the extension of the saturation model through the Glauber–Gribov formalism. We predict large nuclear heavy quark cross sections at LHC energies.
European physical journal. C, Particles and fields. Berlin. Vol. 30, no. 3 (Oct. 2003), p. 387-394