Shadowing corrections in diffractive QCD leptoproduction of vector mesons

E. Gotsman*, E. M. Levin, U. Maor

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The formulae for shadowing corrections in deep inelastic leptoproduction of vector mesons are presented. These formulae are also applicable for photoproduction of vector mesons constituted of heavy quarks. Our results are conveniently presented by the definition of a damping factor giving the reduction of the calculated cross sections due to shadowing. Our calculated cross sections are compared with those obtained with no shadowing and with the available experimental data including the recent data from HERA. We have also investigated the importance of shadowing on the relationship between ∂F2(Q2,x)/∂ In Q2 and the cross section for virtual photoproduction of vector mesons. A discussion of shadowing corrections to the proton's gluon density is presented and numerical estimates are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-278
Number of pages28
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1 Apr 1996


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