Exclusive electroproduction of two pions at HERA

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Abstract

The exclusive electroproduction of two pions in the mass range 0.4<Mππ<2. 5 GeV has been studied with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 82 pb-1. The analysis was carried out in the kinematic range of 2<Q2<80 GeV2, 32<W<180 GeV and {pipe}t{pipe}<0. 6 GeV2, where Q2 is the photon virtuality, W is the photon-proton centre-of-mass energy and t is the squared four-momentum transfer at the proton vertex. The two-pion invariant-mass distribution is interpreted in terms of the pion electromagnetic form factor, {pipe}F(Mππ){pipe}, assuming that the studied mass range includes the contributions of the ρ, ρ′ and ρ″ vector-meson states. The masses and widths of the resonances were obtained and the Q2 dependence of the cross-section ratios σ(ρ′→ππ)/σ(ρ) and σ(ρ″→ππ)/σ(ρ) was extracted. The pion form factor obtained in the present analysis is compared to that obtained in e+e-→π+π-.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1869
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume72
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012

Funding

FundersFunder number
Science and Technology Facilities CouncilST/H001069/2, ST/K001418/1, ST/M001474/1
Science and Technology Facilities Council

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