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Title: Exclusive meson photo- and electro-production, a window on the structure of hadronic matter

Abstract

At high energy, exclusive meson photo- and electro-production give access to the structure of hadronic matter. At low momentum transfers, the exchange of a few Regge trajectories leads to a comprehensive account of the cross-sections. Among these trajectories, which are related to the mass spectrum of families of mesons, the Pomeron plays an interesting role as it is related to glue-ball excitations. At high momentum transfers, the exchange of these collective excitations is expected to reduce to the exchange of their simplest (quark or gluon) components. However, contributions from unitarity rescattering cuts are relevant even at high energies. In the JLab energy range, the asymptotic regime, where the players in the game are current quarks and massless gluons has not been reached yet. One has to rely on more effective degrees of freedom adapted to the scale of the probe. A consistent picture, the Partonic Non-Perturbative Regime, is emerging. The properties of its various components (dressed propagators, effective coupling constants, quark wave functions, shape of the Regge trajectories, etc) provide us with various links to hadron properties. I will review the status of the field, will put in perspective the current achievements at JLab, SLAC and Hermes, and will assessmore » future developments that are made possible by continuous electron beams at higher energies.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA), Saclay (France); Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP)
OSTI Identifier:
1602435
Report Number(s):
JLAB-THY-19-2918; DOE-OR-23177-4793; arXiv:1911.04825
Journal ID: ISSN 0146-6410
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-06OR23177
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 111; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0146-6410
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Exclusive photo-production; Regge Poles; Unitarity cuts; Gluons exchange

Citation Formats

Laget, J. M.. Exclusive meson photo- and electro-production, a window on the structure of hadronic matter. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ppnp.2019.103737.
Laget, J. M.. Exclusive meson photo- and electro-production, a window on the structure of hadronic matter. United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ppnp.2019.103737
Laget, J. M.. Thu . "Exclusive meson photo- and electro-production, a window on the structure of hadronic matter". United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ppnp.2019.103737. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1602435.
@article{osti_1602435,
title = {Exclusive meson photo- and electro-production, a window on the structure of hadronic matter},
author = {Laget, J. M.},
abstractNote = {At high energy, exclusive meson photo- and electro-production give access to the structure of hadronic matter. At low momentum transfers, the exchange of a few Regge trajectories leads to a comprehensive account of the cross-sections. Among these trajectories, which are related to the mass spectrum of families of mesons, the Pomeron plays an interesting role as it is related to glue-ball excitations. At high momentum transfers, the exchange of these collective excitations is expected to reduce to the exchange of their simplest (quark or gluon) components. However, contributions from unitarity rescattering cuts are relevant even at high energies. In the JLab energy range, the asymptotic regime, where the players in the game are current quarks and massless gluons has not been reached yet. One has to rely on more effective degrees of freedom adapted to the scale of the probe. A consistent picture, the Partonic Non-Perturbative Regime, is emerging. The properties of its various components (dressed propagators, effective coupling constants, quark wave functions, shape of the Regge trajectories, etc) provide us with various links to hadron properties. I will review the status of the field, will put in perspective the current achievements at JLab, SLAC and Hermes, and will assess future developments that are made possible by continuous electron beams at higher energies.},
doi = {10.1016/j.ppnp.2019.103737},
journal = {Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics},
number = C,
volume = 111,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {11}
}

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