Inclusive photoproduction of ρ 0, K * 0 and ϕ mesons at HERA

Aaron F., Alexa C., Andreev V., Antunovic B., Aplin S., Asmone A., ...More

Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, vol.673, no.2, pp.119-126, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Inclusive non-diffractive photoproduction of ρ (770)0, K* (892)0 and φ{symbol} (1020) mesons is investigated with the H1 detector in ep collisions at HERA. The corresponding average γp centre-of-mass energy is 210 GeV. The mesons are measured in the transverse momentum range 0.5 < pT < 7 GeV and the rapidity range | ylab | < 1. Differential cross sections are presented as a function of transverse momentum and rapidity, and are compared to the predictions of hadroproduction models. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.