PS05 Hadronic Physics
Studies of DVCS and photoproduction of photons at high t with the H1 detector
I.I.H.E., Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Accepted: 9 January 2004
Published online: 17 February 2004
The diffractive scattering of photons off protons γ (*) p → γ Y (where Y denotes the proton dissociative system or the elastically scattered proton) is measured in two different kinematic regimes at high energy with the H1 detector at HERA. i) the process is studied for the first time at large transverse photon momentum p t γ > 2 GeV in photoproduction regime (Q 2 < 0.01 GeV2) and photon-proton c.m.s. energy . The cross section is measured differentially in t and in . The measurement is compared to a LL BFKL prediction of QCD. ii) in electroproduction, the Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS) γ * p → γ p cross section has been measured more precisely and in an extended kinematic domain: at photon virtualities 4<Q 2<80 GeV2 and 30<W<140 GeV. The measurement is compared to NLO QCD calculations using the DGLAP approximation and to Colour Dipole model predictions.
PACS: 12.38.QkExperimental tests – 12.38.AwGeneral properties of QCD
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