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EXCLUSIVE RHO-O AND PHI-PRODUCTION IN DEEP INELASTIC MUON SCATTERING

J ASHMAN, B BADELEK, G BAUM, J BEAUFAYS, CP BEE, C BENCHOUK, IG BIRD, SC BROWN, MC CAPUTO, HWK CHEUNG, J CHIMA, J CIBOROWSKI, RW CLIFFT, G COIGNET, F COMBLEY, G COURT, G DAGOSTINI, J DREES, M DUREN, N DYCE Show all

ZEITSCHRIFT FUR PHYSIK C-PARTICLES AND FIELDS | SPRINGER VERLAG | Published : 1988

Abstract

Data are presented on exclusive ρ0 and φ{symbol} production in deep inelastic muon scattering from a target consisting mainly of nitrogen. The ratio of the total cross sections for ρ0 and φ{symbol} production is found to be 9:(1.6±0.4) at 〈Q2〉=7.5 GeV2, consistent with the SU(3) prediction of 9:2. The t dependence for exclusive ρ0 production is found to become shallover as Q2 increases and, for large Q2, the t dependence is typical of that for a hard scattering process. Furthermore, the ratio of the cross sections for coherent: incoherent production from nitrogen is found to decrease rapidly with Q2. Such behaviour indicates that even for exclusive vector meson production the virtual photon ..

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