Double meson production in ultraperipheral heavy-ion collisionsV.P. Gonçalves1 and M.V.T. Machado1, 2
1 Instituto de Física e Matemática, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Caixa Postal 354, CEP 96010-090, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
2 High Energy Physics Phenomenology Group, GFPAE, IF-UFRGS, Caixa Postal 15051, CEP 91501-970, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
(Received: 20 March 2003 / Published online: 2 June 2003)
The double-meson production in ultraperipheral heavy-ions collisions is addressed, focusing on the particular case of from two-photon reactions. The cross section at photon level is obtained using distinct parameterizations for the gluon distribution on the light meson. The resulting estimates for the nuclear case are presented and discussed. As a by-product, we estimate the double production cross section using the pomeron-exchange factorization relations.
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