Information from leading neutrons at HERA
Department of Physics and Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, University of Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
2 Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, Gatchina, St. Petersburg, 188300, Russia
* e-mail: V.A.Khoze@durham.ac.uk
Published online: 24 October 2006
In principle, leading neutrons produced in photoproduction and deep-inelastic scattering at HERA have the potential to determine the pion structure function, the neutron absorptive cross section and the form of the pion flux. To explore this potential we compare theoretical predictions for the xL and pt spectra of leading neutrons and the Q2 dependence of the cross section with the existing ZEUS data.
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