Measurement of the reaction γ*p→φp in deep inelastic e+p scattering at HERA

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Abstract

The production of φ mesons in the reaction e+p → e+φp (φ → K+K-), for 7 < Q2 < 25 GeV2 and for virtual photon-proton centre of mass energies (W) in the range 42-134 GeV, has been studied with the ZEUS detector at HERA. When compared to lower energy data at similar Q2, the results show that the γp → p0p cross section rises strongly with W. This behaviour is similar to that previously found for the γ*p → p0p cross section. This strong dependence cannot be explained by production through soft pomeron exchange. It is, however, consistent with perturbative QCD expectations, where it reflects the rise of the gluon momentum density in the proton at small x. The ratio of σ(φ)/σ(p0), which has previously been determined by ZEUS to be 0.065 ± 0.013 (stat.) in photoproduction at a mean W of 70 GeV, is measured to be 0.18 ± 0.05 (stat.) ± 0.03 (syst.) at a mean Q2 of 12.3 GeV2 and mean W of ≈ 100 GeV and is thus approaching at large Q2 the value of 2/9 predicted from the quark charges of the vector mesons and a flavour independent production mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-234
Number of pages15
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume380
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jul 4

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
21 supported by an EC fellowship. 22 PPARC Post-doctoral Fellow. 23 now at Park Medical Systems Inc., Lachine, Canada. 24 partially supported by DESY. 25 now at Philips Natlab, Eindhoven, NL. 26 now at Department of Energy, Washington. 27 also at University of Hamburg, Alexander von Humboldt Research Award. 28 now at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley. 29 now at Yale University, New Haven, CT. 30 supported by a MINERVA Fellowship. 31 supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). 32 present address: Tokyo Metropolitan College of Allied Medical Sciences, Tokyo 116, Japan. 33 supported by the Polish State Committee for Scientific Research, grant No. 2P03B09308. 34 supported by the Polish State Committee for Scientific Research, grant No. 2P03B09208. 35 supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). 36 supported by the FCAR of Qurbec, Canada.

Funding Information:
l also at IROE Florence, Italy. 2 now at Univ. of Salerno and INFN Napoli, Italy. 3 supported by Worldlab, Lausanne, Switzerland. 4 now as MINERVA-Fellow at Tei-Aviv University. 5 now at Univ. of California, Santa Cruz. 6 now at VDI-Technologiezentrum DiJsseldorf. 7 now at ESG, Miinchen. 8 also at University of Torino and Alexander yon Humboldt Fellow. 9 Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. 10 Alfred E Sloan Foundation Fellow. it now at University of Washington, Seattle. 12 now at California Institute of Technology, Los Angeles. 13 supported by an EC fellowship number ERBFMBICT 950172. 14 now at Inst. of Computer Science, Jagellonian Univ., Cracow. 15 visitor from Florida State University. z6 now at DESY Computer Center. 17 supported by European Community Program PRAXIS XXI. 18 now at Univ. de Strasbourg. 19 present address: Dipartimento di Fisica, Univ. "La Sapienza', Rome. 2o also supported by NSERC, Canada.

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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