Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Visualizations of exclusive central diffraction
Institute for High Energy Physics, 142 281, Protvino, Russia
* e-mail: Roman.Rioutine@cern.ch
Accepted: 31 October 2014
Published online: 19 November 2014
The case of low invariant mass exclusive central diffractive production is considered in the general theoretical framework. It is shown that diffractive patterns (differential cross sections in variables like transfer momenta squared, the azimuthal angle between final hadrons and their combinations) can serve as a unique tool to explore the picture of the interaction and falsify theoretical models. Basic kinematical and dynamical properties of the process are considered in detail. As an example, visualizations of diffractive patterns in the model with three pomerons for processes (R is a resonance) and are presented.
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