Vector meson production in the final state K+K-π+π- of photon-photon collisions

M. Althoff, W. Braunschweig, R. Gerhards, J. F. Kirschfink, H. U. Martyn, P. Rosskamp, W. Wallraff, B. Bock, J. Eisenmann, H. M. Fischer, H. Hartmann, A. Jocksch, H. Kolanoski, H. Kück, V. Mertens, R. Wedemeyer, B. Foster, E. Bernardi, Y. Eisenberg, A. EskreysK. Gather, H. Hultschig, P. Joos, B. Klima, H. Kowalski, A. Ladage, B. Löhr, D. Lüke, P. Mättig, D. Notz, D. Revel, E. Ronat, D. Trines, T. Tymieniecka, R. Walczak, G. Wolf, W. Zeuner, E. Hilger, T. Kracht, H. L. Krasemann, J. Krüger, E. Lohrmann, G. Poelz, K. U. Pösnecker, D. M. Binnie, P. Dornan, D. A. Garbutt, C. Jenkins, W. G. Jones, J. K. Sedgbeer, D. Su, J. Thomas, W. A.T. Wan Abdullah, F. Barreiro, E. Ros, M. G. Bowler, P. Bull, R. J. Cashmore, P. Dauncey, R. Devenish, G. Heath, D. J. Mellor, P. Ratoff, S. L. Lloyd, K. Bell, G. E. Forden, J. C. Hart, D. K. Hasell, D. H. Saxon, S. Brandt, M. Holder, L. Labarga, B. Neumann, U. Karshon, G. Mikenberg, A. Montag, R. Mir, E. Duchovni, A. Shapira, G. Yekutieli, G. Baranko, A. Caldwell, M. Cherney, J. M. Izen, S. Ritz, D. Strom, M. Takashima, E. Wicklund, Sau Lan Wu, G. Zobernig

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Vector meson production is studied in the reaction γγ→K+K-π+π-. A clear Φ(1020) signal is seen in the K+K- mass distribution and a K*0 (890) signal is visible in the K±π one. Both do not seem to be strongly correlated with quasi two body final states. Cross sections for the processes γγ→K+K-π+π-, γγ→Φπ+π-, γγ→K+0K±π and upper limits for the production of Φp, ΦΦ and K*0 {Mathematical expression} are given as function of the invariant γγ mass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-19
Number of pages9
JournalZeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1986


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Althoff, M., Braunschweig, W., Gerhards, R., Kirschfink, J. F., Martyn, H. U., Rosskamp, P., Wallraff, W., Bock, B., Eisenmann, J., Fischer, H. M., Hartmann, H., Jocksch, A., Kolanoski, H., Kück, H., Mertens, V., Wedemeyer, R., Foster, B., Bernardi, E., Eisenberg, Y., ... Zobernig, G. (1986). Vector meson production in the final state K+K-π+π- of photon-photon collisions. Zeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields, 32(1), 11-19.