Impact parameter dependent S -matrix for dipole-proton scattering from diffractive meson electroproduction

S. Munier, A. M. Staśto, A. H. Mueller

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Abstract

We extract the S-matrix element for dipole-proton scattering using the data on diffractive electroproduction of vector mesons at HERA. By considering the full t dependence of this process we are able to reliably unfold the profile of the S-matrix for impact parameter values b>0.3 fm. We show that the results depend only weakly on the choice of the form for the vector meson wave function. We relate this result to the discussion about possible saturation effects at HERA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)427-445
Number of pages19
JournalNuclear Physics B
Volume603
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 4 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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