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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 17, 423-435
DOI 10.1007/s100520000500

Large momentum transfer electroproduction of mesons

H.W. Huang - P. Kroll

Fachbereich Physik, Universität Wuppertal, 42097 Wuppertal, Germany

Received: 9 June 2000 / Revised version: 27 July 2000 /
Published online: 25 September 2000 - © Springer-Verlag 2000

Assuming the proton's light-cone wave function to be dominated by small parton virtualities and small intrinsic transverse momenta, we show that the electroproduction amplitudes at large momentum transfer factorize into parton-level subprocess amplitudes and form factors representing 1/x-moments of skewed parton distributions. On the basis of a wave function overlap model for the form factors we present detailed predictions for the electroproduction cross sections. We also comment on large momentum transfer photoproduction.

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