Publication
Title
First evidence of hard scattering processes in single tagged gamma-gamma-collisions
Author
Abstract
For the first time, multihadronic production from single tagged gamma gamma collisions has been studied, where one of the scattered leptons was tagged at very low virtual photon absolute mass squared ([Q(2)] = 0.06 (GeV/c(2))(2)). Data collected during 1991 and 1992 in the DELPHI experiment at LEP are shown to agree well with predictions which included the non-perturbative vector meson dominance model in which the interacting photons are assumed to have converted into a vector meson (rho, omega or pi), a quark-parton model which describes direct photon interactions and a QCD-based model which considers the photon to have quark and gluon structure functions. Five different parametrizations of these structure functions were used and the predictions compared with the data. This study confirms recent results from no-tag experiments in requiring a QCD-based component to successfully describe the data, indicating that the photon has a significant partonic content.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physics letters: B. - Amsterdam, 1967, currens
Publication
Amsterdam : 1995
ISSN
0370-2693
Volume/pages
342:1-4, p. 402-416
ISI
A1995QC49900061
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
Creation 29.02.2012
Last edited 11.09.2017