Zeitschrift für Physik A Hadrons and Nuclei

, Volume 352, Issue 2, pp 203–210 | Cite as

Diffractive meson production and the quark-pomeron coupling

  • J. Klenner
  • A. Schäfer
  • W. Greiner
Hadron Physics


Diffractive meson production at HERA offers interesting possibilities to investigate diffractive processes and thus to learn something about the properties of the pomeron. The most succesful phenomenological description of the pomeron so far assumes it to couple like a C=+1 isoscalar photon to single quarks. This coupling leads, however, to problems for exclusive diffractive reactions. We propose a new phenomenological pomeron vertex, which leads to very good fits to the known data, but avoids the problems of the old vertex.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Klenner
    • 1
  • A. Schäfer
    • 1
  • W. Greiner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität Frankfurt am MainFrankfurt am MainGermany

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