Production of one or two vector mesons in peripheral high-energy collisions of heavy ions

Physical Review C (Impact Factor: 3.73). 06/2012; 86(4). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.86.045203
Source: arXiv


We study the production of spin-one mesons in high-energy heavy-ion collisions with peripheral kinematics in the framework of quantum electrodynamics (QED). The cross sections of the production of a single vector meson and of two different ones are presented. The explicit dependence on the virtuality of the intermediate vector meson is obtained within a quark model. The effect of Reggeization of the intermediate vector-meson state in the case of the production of two vector mesons is taken into account.

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