Experimental tests of non-perturbative pion wave functions

D. Ashery*, H. C. Pauli

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We use the transverse-momentum dependence of the cross section for the diffractive dissociation of high energy pions to two jets to study some non-perturbative light-cone wave functions of the pion. We compare the predictions for this distribution by Gaussian and Coulomb wave functions as well as the wave function derived from a solution of the light-cone Hamiltonian in the singlet model. We conclude that this experimentally measured information provides a powerful tool for these studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-333
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2003


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