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Particles and Fields

Eur. Phys. J. C 10, 461-467
DOI 10.1007/s100529900046

Photoproduction of heavy vector mesons at HERA - a test field for diffraction

R. Fiore1 - L. L. Jenkovszky2 - F. Paccanoni3

1 Dipartimento di Fisica, Università della Calabria, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Gruppo collegato di Cosenza,
Arcavacata di Rende, I-87030 Cosenza, Italy (e-mail: FIORE@CS.INFN.IT)
2 Bogoliubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Ukrain, 252143 Kiev, Ukrain
3 Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Padova, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Padova, F. Marzolo 8,
I-35131 Padova, Italy (e-mail: PACCANONI@PADOVA.INFN.IT)

Received: 11 January 1999 / Published online: 8 September 1999

Exclusive diffractive photoproduction of heavy vector mesons (V=$\phi,
J/\psi$, and $\Upsilon$) at HERA is studied in a model employing a dipole Pomeron exchange (P) with an inelastic $\gamma PV$ vertex. The model is fitted to the data on ${\mathrm{d}\sigma/\mathrm{d}t}$, B, and $\sigma_{\mathrm{e}l}$for Q2=0 and beyond the threshold region. The elastic cross sections for both $\phi$ and $J/\psi$ photoproduction show a moderate increase within the HERA energy region. The flattening of the slope B(s) (indicating little or no shrinkage) for $J/\psi$ is not correlated with the slope of the Pomeron trajectory. Estimates for $\Upsilon$ photoproduction at HERA are given.

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