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Title: Scaling behavior in exclusive meson photoproduction from Jefferson Lab at large momentum transfers

With the availability of new high-statistics and wide-angle measurements for several exclusive non-πN meson photoproduction channels from Jefferson Lab, we examine the fundamental scaling law of 90° scattering in QCD that was originally derived in the high-energy perturbative limit. The data show scaling to be prominently visible even in the medium-energy domain of 2.5 GeV ≲√s≲2.84 GeV, where √s is the center-of-mass energy. While constituent quark exchange suffices for pseudoscalar mesons, additional gluon exchanges from higher Fock states of the hadronic wave functions appear be needed for vector-meson production. Finally, the case of the Φ(1020), where two-gluon exchanges are known to dominate, is especially illuminating.
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OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
JLAB-PHY-14-1896; DOE/OR/23177-3127
Journal ID: ISSN 1550-7998; PRVDAQ
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Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology; Journal Volume: 90; Journal Issue: 1
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States