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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 8, 457-463
DOI 10.1007/s100529901081

Radiative effects in processes of diffractive vector meson electroproduction

I. Akushevich

National Center of Particle and High Energy Physics, Bogdanovich str. 153, 220040 Minsk, Belarus

Received: 23 August 1998 / Published online: 15 April 1999

The electromagnetic radiative correction to the cross section of the vector meson electroproduction is calculated. Explicit covariant formulae for the observed cross section are obtained. The dependence of the radiative correction on the experimental resolution and on the inelasticity cut is discussed. The FORTRAN code DIFFRAD, based on both exact (ultrarelativistic) and approximate sets of the formulae for the radiative correction to the cross section, is presented. Detailed numerical analysis for kinematical conditions of the recent experiments on the diffractive electroproduction of vector mesons is given.

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