Forward pi0 meson production at HERA

T Wengler

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    Abstract

    The production of high transverse momentum piz^0-mesons has been measured in deep-inelastic e-p scattering events at low Bjorken-$x$ taken with the H1 detector at HERA. The production of high p_T particles is strongly correlated to the emission of hard partons in QCD and is therefore sensitive to the dynamics of the strong interaction. For the first time the measurement of single particles has been extended to the region of small angles w.r.t. the proton remnant (forward region) and down to very low values of x ~ 5x10^-5. This region is expected to be particularly sensitive to QCD evolution effects in final states. Differential cross sections of inclusive pi^0-meson production have been measured as a function of Bjorken-x and the four-momentum transfer Q^2, and also as a function of the transverse momentum and the polar angle of the pi^0-mesons. A recent BFKL calculation and QCD models based on the DGLAP splitting functions are compared to the data. The best description of the data is achieved by the BFKL calculation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication7th International Workshop on Deep Inelastic Scattering and QCD (DIS 99), Zeuthen, Germany, 19-23 Apr 1999
    PagesNucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl.79:466-468,1999
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1999

    Keywords

    • HERA H1 QCD BFKL DGLAP forward pi0 production

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