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Title: Exclusive central diffractive production of scalar and pseudoscalar mesons; tensorial vs. vectorial pomeron

We discuss consequences of the models of “tensorial pomeron” and “vectorial pomeron” for exclusive diffractive production of scalar and pseudoscalar mesons in proton–proton collisions. Diffractive production of f{sub 0}(980), f{sub 0}(1370), f{sub 0}(1500), η, and η{sup ′}(958) mesons is discussed. Different pomeron–pomeron–meson tensorial coupling structures are possible in general. In most cases two lowest orbital angular momentum–spin couplings are necessary to describe experimental differential distributions. For f{sub 0}(980) and η production reggeon–pomeron, pomeron–reggeon, and reggeon–reggeon exchanges are included in addition, which seems to be necessary at relatively low energies. The theoretical results are compared with the WA102 experimental data. Correlations in azimuthal angle between outgoing protons, distributions in rapidities and transverse momenta of outgoing protons and mesons, in a special “glueball filter variable”, as well as some two-dimensional distributions are presented. We discuss differences between results of the vectorial and tensorial pomeron models. We show that high-energy central production, in particular of pseudoscalar mesons, could provide crucial information on the spin structure of the soft pomeron.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3]
  1. Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN, PL-31-342 Cracow (Poland)
  2. Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Heidelberg, Philosophenweg 16, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany)
  3. (Poland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22314816
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Annals of Physics (New York); Journal Volume: 344; Journal Issue: Complete; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; CORRELATIONS; F0-1590 MESONS; F0-980 MESONS; GLUEBALLS; ORBITAL ANGULAR MOMENTUM; PARTICLE PRODUCTION; PARTICLE RAPIDITY; POMERANCHUK PARTICLES; PROTON-PROTON INTERACTIONS; PROTONS; PSEUDOSCALAR MESONS; SPIN; TRANSVERSE MOMENTUM; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS