Spin effects in diffractive J/ leptoproduction and the structure of Pomeron coupling
Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics,
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research,
141980 Dubna, Moscow region, Russia
Received: 27 April 1999 / Revised version: 29 June 1999 / Published online: 14 October 1999
We calculate the cross section and All asymmetry of the diffractive J/ leptoproduction for a simple model of a Pomeron coupling with a proton, which contains the term and a spin-dependent part. It is shown that the asymmetry caused by the Pomeron coupling does not vanish for nonzero |t|. The sensitivity of the polarized diffractive J/ production to the spin-dependent part of the Pomeron coupling is found to be rather weak. As a result, it is difficult to study the structure of the Pomeron coupling with the proton in future polarized diffractive experiments on the J/ production.