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Title: Central exclusive π{sup +}π{sup −} production in pp{sup ¯} collisions at √(s)=0.9 and 1.96 TeV at CDF

Exclusive π{sup +}π{sup −} production in proton-antiproton collisions at √(s)=0.9 and 1.96 TeV in the Collider Detector at Fermilab has been measured. Events with exactly two particles with opposite charge, in |η(π)| < 1.3, with no other particles detected in |η(π)| < 5.9, were selected. We require the central π{sup +}π{sup −} state to have rapidity |y(ππ)| < 1. The data are expected to be dominated by double pomeron exchange. Therefore, the quantum numbers of the central state are constrained. The data show resonance structures attributed to the f{sub 0} and f{sub 2} mesons. The results are valuable for light hadron spectroscopy, and for understanding the nature of the pomeron in a region between non-perturbative and perturbative QCD.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Forschungszentrum Jülich, 52425 Jülich (Germany)
  2. (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22391354
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1654; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: DIFFRACTION 2014: International Workshop on Diffraction in High-Energy Physics, Primosten (Croatia), 10-16 Sep 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; BARYON SPECTROSCOPY; F0-980 MESONS; F2-1270 MESONS; FERMILAB COLLIDER DETECTOR; MESON SPECTROSCOPY; MULTIPARTICLE SPECTROMETERS; MULTIPLE PRODUCTION; PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION; PARTICLE RAPIDITY; PIONS MINUS; PIONS PLUS; PROTON-ANTIPROTON INTERACTIONS; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS; QUANTUM NUMBERS; TEV RANGE