Exclusive rho0 production in deep inelastic scattering at HERA

The ZEUS collaboration Chekanov, S. ; Derrick, M. ; Magill, S. ; et al.
PMC Phys. A1 (2007) 6, 2007.
Inspire Record 757991 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.54963

Exclusive rho^0 electroproduction at HERA has been studied with the ZEUS detector using 120 pb^{-1} of integrated luminosity collected during 1996-2000. The analysis was carried out in the kinematic range of photon virtuality 2 < Q^2 < 160 GeV$^2, and gamma^* p centre-of-mass energy 32 < W < 180 GeV. The results include the Q^2 and W dependence of the gamma^* p --> rho^0 p cross section and the distribution of the squared-four-momentum transfer to the proton. The helicity analysis of the decay-matrix elements of the rho^0 was used to study the ratio of the gamma^* p cross section for longitudinal and transverse photon as a function of Q^2 and W. Finally, an effective Pomeron trajectory was extracted. The results are compared to various theoretical predictions.

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Measurement of the spin density matrix element r_04_00 as a function of Q**2.

Measurement of the spin density matrix element RE(r_04_10) as a function of Q**2.

Measurement of the spin density matrix element r_04_1-1 as a function of Q**2.

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Double spin asymmetries in the cross-section of rho0 and phi production at intermediate-energies

The HERMES collaboration Airapetian, A. ; Akopov, N. ; Akopov, Z. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C29 (2003) 171-179, 2003.
Inspire Record 613068 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.46493

Double-spin asymmetries in the cross section of electroproduction of $\rho^0$ and $\phi$ mesons on the proton and deuteron are measured at the HERMES experiment. The photoabsorption asymmetry in exclusive $\rho^0$ electroproduction on the proton exhibits a positive tendency. This is consistent with theoretical predictions that the exchange of an object with unnatural parity contributes to exclusive $\rho^0$ electroproduction by transverse photons. The photoabsorption asymmetry on the deuteron is found to be consistent with zero. Double-spin asymmetries in $\rho^0$ and $\phi $ meson electroproduction by quasi-real photons were also found to be consistent with zero: the asymmetry in the case of the $\phi$ meson is compatible with a theoretical prediction which involves $s\bar{s}$ knockout from the nucleon.

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The photoabsorption asymmetry A1 for exclusive RHO0 production.

The photoabsorption asymmetry A1 for exclusive PHI electroproduction.

The photoabsorption asymmetry A1 for electroproduction of RHO0 mesons by quasi-real photons.

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Double spin asymmetry in the cross-section for exclusive rho0 production in lepton - proton scattering

The HERMES collaboration Airapetian, A. ; Akopov, N. ; Akopov, Z. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B513 (2001) 301-310, 2001.
Inspire Record 553236 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.46781
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The photoabsorption asymmetry A1 for exclusive RHO0 production.

The photoabsorption asymmetry A1 for exclusive RHO0 production as a function of Q**2.

The photoabsorption asymmetry A1 for exclusive RHO0 production as a function of W.

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Measurement of the spin density matrix elements in exclusive electroproduction of rho0 mesons at HERA

The ZEUS collaboration Breitweg, J. ; Chekanov, S. ; Derrick, M. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C12 (2000) 393-410, 2000.
Inspire Record 505172 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.24209

Exclusive electroproduction of rho^0 mesons has been measured using the ZEUS detector at HERA in two Q^2 ranges, 0.25<Q^2<0.85 GeV^2 and 3<Q^2<30 GeV^2. The low-Q^2 data span the range 20<W<90 GeV; the high-Q^2 data cover the 40<W<120 GeV interval. Both samples extend up to four-momentum transfers of |t|=0.6 GeV^2. The distribution in the azimuthal angle between the positron scattering plane and the rho^0 production plane shows a small but significant violation of s-channel helicity conservation, corresponding to the production of longitudinally polarised (i.e. helicity zero) rho^0 mesons from transverse photons. Measurements of the 15 combinations of spin-density matrix elements which completely define the angular distributions are presented and discussed.

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The spin-density matrix elements obtained from the BPC low Q**2 data set.

The spin-density matrix elements obtained from the DIS high Q**2 data set.

The spin-density matrix elements obtained from the low Q**2 BPC data set in two W intervals.

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Measurement of elastic electroproduction of phi mesons at HERA

The H1 collaboration Adloff, C. ; Andreev, V. ; Andrieu, B. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B483 (2000) 360-372, 2000.
Inspire Record 526887 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.47016

The elastic electroproduction of phi mesons is studied at HERA with the H1 detector for photon virtualities 1 < Q^2 < 15 GeV^2 and hadronic centre of mass energies 40 < W < 130 GeV. The Q^2 and t dependences of the cross section are extracted (t being the square of the four-momentum transfer to the target proton). When plotted as function of (Q^2 + M_V^2) and scaled by the appropriate SU(5) quark charge factor, the phi meson cross section agrees within errors with the cross sections of the vector mesons V = rho, omega and J/psi. A detailed analysis is performed of the phi meson polarisation state and the ratio of the production cross sections for longitudinally and transversely polarised phi mesons is determined. A small but significant violation of s-channel helicity conservation (SCHC) is observed.

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The measured ratio of PHI to RHO0 production.

The cross section for elastic PHI meson electro-production calculated by multiplying the PHI/RHO0 cross section ratio by the RHO0 cross section accurately measured in the earlier H1 publication (EPJ C13,371).

The corrected T distribution of elastic PHI meson production for W around 75 GeV and Q2 in the range 2.5 to 15 GeV**2 (mean = 4.8 GeV**2). Statistical error only.

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Elastic electroproduction of rho mesons at HERA

The H1 collaboration Adloff, C. ; Andreev, V. ; Andrieu, B. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C13 (2000) 371-396, 2000.
Inspire Record 495311 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.44043

The elastic electroproduction of rho mesons is studied at HERA with the H1 detector for a photon virtuality in the range 1 < Q^2 < 60 GeV^2 and for a hadronic centre of mass energy in the range 30 < W < 140 GeV. The shape of the pipi mass distribution in the rho resonance region is measured as a function of Q^2. The full set of rho spin density matrix elements is determined, and evidence is found for a helicity flip amplitude at the level of 8 +- 3 % of the non-flip amplitudes. Measurements are presented of the dependence of the cross section on Q^2, W and t (the four-momentum transfer squared to the proton). They suggest that, especially at large Q^2, the gamma^*p cross section develops a stronger W dependence than that expected from the behaviour of elastic and total hadron-hadron cross sections.

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Average values of the spin density matrix elements measured for the 1996 data sample.

Spin density matrix elements measured for 3 Q**2 values for the 1996 data sample.

Spin density matrix elements measured for 3 W values for the 1996 data sample.

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Exclusive electroproduction of $\rho^0$ and $J/\psi$ mesons at HERA

The ZEUS collaboration Breitweg, J. ; Chekanov, S. ; Derrick, M. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C6 (1999) 603-627, 1999.
Inspire Record 475083 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.44217

Exclusive production of $\rho^0$ and $J/\psi$ mesons in e^+ p collisions has been studied with the ZEUS detector in the kinematic range $0.25 < Q^2 < 50 GeV^2, 20 < W < 167 GeV$ for the $\rho^0$ data and $2 < Q^2 < 40 GeV^2, 50 < W < 150 GeV$ for the $J/\psi$ data. Cross sections for exclusive $\rho^0$ and $J/\psi$ production have been measured as a function of $Q^2, W$ and $t$. The spin-density matrix elements $r^{04}_{00}, r^1_{1-1}$ and $Re r^{5}_{10}$ have been determined for exclusive $\rho^0$ production as well as $r^{04}_{00}$ and $r^{04}_{1-1}$ for exclusive $J/\psi$ production. The results are discussed in the context of theoretical models invoking soft and hard phenomena.

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Exclusive RHO0 electro- and photo- production and cross sections as a function of Q**2 from the BPC data set.

Exclusive RHO0 electro- and photo- production cross section as a function of W from the BPC data set.

Exclusive RHO0 electro- and photo- production cross sections as a function of W from the DIS data set.

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Elastic and proton dissociative $\rho^0$ photoproduction at HERA

The ZEUS collaboration Breitweg, J. ; Derrick, M. ; Krakauer, D. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C2 (1998) 247-267, 1998.
Inspire Record 452353 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.44331

Elastic and proton-dissociative rho0 photoproduction (gamma p-->rho0 p,gamma p -->rho0 N,with rho0-->pi+pi-) has been studied in ep interactions at HERA for gamma-p centre-of-mass energies in the range 50<W<100 GeV and for |t|<0.5 GeV2; the results on the p-dissociative reaction are presented for masses of the dissociated proton system in the range MN^2<0.1W^2.For the elastic process,the pi+pi- invariant mass spectrum has been investigated as a function of t. As in fixed target experiments, the rho0 resonance shape is asymmetric;this asymmetry decreases with increasing |t|.The cross section has been studied as a function of W; a fit to the resonant part with the form W^a gives a=0.16\pm0.06(stat.) +0.11-0.15(syst.). The resonant part of the gamma p-->pi+pi- p cross section is 11.2\pm 0.1(stat.)+1.1-1.2 (syst.) mub at <W>=71.7 GeV. The t dependence of the cross section can be described by a function of the type Ae^(-b|t|+ct^2) with b=10.9\pm0.3(stat.)+1.0-0.5(syst.)GeV-2 and c=2.7\pm0.9(stat.)+1.9-1.7(syst.) GeV-4. The t dependence has also been studied as a function of W and a value of the slope of the pomeron trajectory 0.23\pm0.15(stat.)+0.10-0.07(syst.)GeV-2 has been deduced. The rho spin density matrix elements r^04_00,r^04_1-1 and Re[r^04_10] have been measured and found to be consistent with expectations based on SCHC. For p-dissociative pi+pi- photoproduction in the rho0 mass range, the distributions of the two-pion invariant mass, W and the polar and azimuthal angles of the pions in the helicity frame are the same within errors as those for the elastic process. The t distribution has been fitted to an exponential function with a slope parameter 5.8\pm0.3(stat.)\pm0.5(syst.)GeV-2. The ratio of the elastic to p-dissociative rho0 photoproduction cross section is 2.0\pm0.2(stat.)\pm0.7(syst.).

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Integrated elastic rho0 photoproduction cross section.

Integrated elastic pi+ pi- photoproduction cross section.

Differential T distribution. Statistical errors only.

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Study of elastic $\rho^0$ photoproduction at HERA using the ZEUS leading proton spectrometer

The ZEUS collaboration Derrick, M. ; Krakauer, D. ; Magill, S. ; et al.
Z.Phys. C73 (1997) 253-268, 1997.
Inspire Record 423078 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.44700

The differential cross section $d\sigma/dt$ for elastic $\rho~0$ photoproduction, $\gamma p \rightarrow \rho~0 p (\rho~0 \rightarrow \pi~+ \pi~-)$, has been measured in $ep$ interactions at HERA. The squared four-momentum exchanged at the proton vertex, $t$, has been determined directly by measuring the momentum of the scattered proton using the ZEUS Leading Proton Spectrometer (LPS), a large scale system of silicon micro-strip detectors operating close to the HERA proton beam. The LPS allows the measurement of the momentum of high energy protons scattered at small angles with accuracies of 0.4% for the longitudinal momentum and 5 MeV for the transverse momentum. Photoproduction of $\rho~0$ mesons has been investigated in the interval $0.073< |t| <0.40 GeV~2$, for photon virtualities $Q~2<1 GeV~2$ and photon-proton centre-of-mass energies $W$ between 50 and 100 GeV. In the measured range, the $t$ distribution exhibits an exponential shape with a slope parameter $b = 9.8 \pm 0.8 (stat.) \pm 1.1 (syst.) GeV~{-2}$. The use of the LPS eliminates the contamination from events with diffractive dissociation of the proton into low mass states.

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SLOPE OF THE DSIG/DT distribution.

Total cross section integrated over t region.

Additional cross section, SIG, not given in the paper.


Elastic electroproduction of $\rho^0$ and $J/\psi$ mesons at large Q$^2$ at HERA

The H1 collaboration Aid, S. ; Andreev, V. ; Andrieu, B. ; et al.
Nucl.Phys. B468 (1996) 3-36, 1996.
Inspire Record 416228 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.51967

The total cross sections for the elastic electroproduction of $\rh0$ and $J/\Psi$ mesons for $Q~2$ $>$ 8 GeV$~2$ and $\langle W \rangle \simeq 90$ GeV/c$~2$ are measured at HERA with the H1 detector. The measurements are for an integrated electron$-$proton luminosity of $\simeq$3pb$~{-1}$. The dependences of the total virtual photon$-$proton ($\gamma~* p$) cross sections on $Q~2$, $W$ and the momentum transfer squared to the proton ($t$), and, for the $\rho$, the dependence on the polar decay angle ($\cos \theta~*$), are presented. The $J/\Psi$ : $\rh0$ cross section ratio is determined. The results are discussed in the light of theoretical models and of the interplay of hard and soft physics processes.

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Overall EP cross section for M(PI+PI-) < 1.5 GEV.

Overall EP cross section, taking into account the J/PSI --> LEPTON+ LEPTON - branching fraction 0.12.

Integrated EP cross section.

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