The exclusive electroproduction of two pions in the mass range 0.4 < M-pi pi < 2.5 GeV has been studied with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 82 pb(-1). The analysis was carried out in the kine-matic range of 2 < Q(2) < 80 GeV2, 32 < W < 180 GeV and vertical bar t vertical bar < 0.6 GeV2, where Q(2) is the photon virtuality, W is the photon-proton centre-of-mass energy and t is the squared four-momentum transfer at the proton vertex. The two-pion invariant-mass distribution is interpreted in terms of the pion electromagnetic form factor, vertical bar F(M-pi pi)vertical bar, assuming that the studied mass range includes the contributions of the rho, rho' and rho '' vector-meson states. The masses and widths of the resonances were obtained and the Q(2) dependence of the cross-section ratios sigma(rho ' -> pi pi)/sigma(rho) and sigma (rho '' -> pi pi)/sigma(rho) was extracted. The pion form factor obtained in the present analysis is compared to that obtained in e(+) e(-) -> pi(+) pi(-). RI Ferrando, James/A-9192-2012; Doyle, Anthony/C-5889-2009; Fazio, Salvatore /G-5156-2010; Lukina, Olga/D-8875-2012; Gladilin, Leonid/B-5226-2011; Barreiro, Fernando/D-9808-2012; Shcheglova, Lydia/E-2221-2012; Katkov, Igor/E-2627-2012

Exclusive electroproduction of two pions at HERA

CAPUA, Marcella;Fazio S;MASTROBERARDINO, Anna;SCHIOPPA, Marco;TASSI, Enrico;
2012

Abstract

The exclusive electroproduction of two pions in the mass range 0.4 < M-pi pi < 2.5 GeV has been studied with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 82 pb(-1). The analysis was carried out in the kine-matic range of 2 < Q(2) < 80 GeV2, 32 < W < 180 GeV and vertical bar t vertical bar < 0.6 GeV2, where Q(2) is the photon virtuality, W is the photon-proton centre-of-mass energy and t is the squared four-momentum transfer at the proton vertex. The two-pion invariant-mass distribution is interpreted in terms of the pion electromagnetic form factor, vertical bar F(M-pi pi)vertical bar, assuming that the studied mass range includes the contributions of the rho, rho' and rho '' vector-meson states. The masses and widths of the resonances were obtained and the Q(2) dependence of the cross-section ratios sigma(rho ' -> pi pi)/sigma(rho) and sigma (rho '' -> pi pi)/sigma(rho) was extracted. The pion form factor obtained in the present analysis is compared to that obtained in e(+) e(-) -> pi(+) pi(-). RI Ferrando, James/A-9192-2012; Doyle, Anthony/C-5889-2009; Fazio, Salvatore /G-5156-2010; Lukina, Olga/D-8875-2012; Gladilin, Leonid/B-5226-2011; Barreiro, Fernando/D-9808-2012; Shcheglova, Lydia/E-2221-2012; Katkov, Igor/E-2627-2012
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