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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 26, 219-228 (2002)
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s2002-01056-7

Diffractive heavy vector meson production from the BFKL equation

R. Enberg1, L. Motyka1, 2 and G. Poludniowski3

1  Department of Radiation Sciences, Uppsala University, Box 535, 751 21 Uppsala, Sweden
2  Institute of Physics, Jagellonian University, Reymonta 4, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
3  Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK

(Received: 2 July 2002 / Revised version: 29 August 2002 / Published online: 18 October 2002 )

Diffractive heavy vector meson photoproduction accompanied by proton dissociation is studied for arbitrary momentum transfer. The process is described by the non-forward BFKL equation, for which a complete analytical solution is found, giving the scattering amplitude. The impact of non-leading corrections to the BFKL equation is also analysed. Results are compared to the HERA data on $J/\psi$ production.

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