Diffractive production of [Formula presented] in proton-antiproton collisions at the Fermilab Tevatron

Gilvan Alves, Eugene Levin, Alberto Santoro

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Abstract

We show that the cross section of the diffractive production of [Formula presented] can be described as the sum of two contributions: the first is proportional to the probability of finding a small size [Formula presented] color dipole in the fast hadron wave function before the interaction with a target, while the second is the [Formula presented] production after or during the interaction with the target. The formulas are presented as well as the discussion of the interrelation between these two contributions and the Ingelman-Schlein and coherent diffraction mechanisms. The main prediction is that the coherent diffraction mechanism dominates, at least at the Fermilab Tevatron energies, giving the unique possibility to study it experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2683-2692
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume55
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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