Observation of a coherence length effect in exclusive ρ0 Electroproduction

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Exclusive incoherent electroproduction of the ρ0(770) meson from 1H, 2H, 3He, and 14N targets has been studied by the HERMES experiment at squared four-momentum transfer Q2 > 0.4GeV2 and positron energy loss v from 9 to 20 GeV. The ratio of the 14N to 1H cross sections per nucleon, known as the nuclear transparency, was found to decrease with increasing coherence length of quark-antiquark fluctuations of the virtual photon. The data provide clear evidence of the interaction of the quark-antiquark fluctuations with the nuclear medium. © 1999 The American Physical Society.

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  • Ackerstaff, K; Airapetian, A; Akopov, N; Akushevich, I; Amarian, M; Aschenauer, EC; Avakian, H; Avakian, R; Avetissian, A; Bains, B; Barrow, S; Baumgarten, C; Beckmann, M; Belostotski, S; Belz, JE; Benisch, T; Bernreuther, S; Bianchi, N; Blanchard, S; Blouw, J; Böttcher, H; Borissov, A; Brack, J; Brauksiepe, S; Braun, B; Bray, B; Brons, S; Brückner, W; Brüll, A; Bruins, EEW; Bulten, HJ; Cadman, RV; Capitani, GP; Carter, P; Chumney, P; Cisbani, E; Court, GR; Dalpiaz, PF; Delheij, PPJ; De Sanctis, E; De Schepper, D; Devitsin, E; de Witt Huberts, PKA; Di Nezza, P; Düren, M; Dvoredsky, A; Elbakian, G; Ely, J; Emerson, J; Fantoni, A; Fechtchenko, A; Ferstl, M; Fick, D; Fiedler, K; Filippone, BW; Fischer, H; Fortune, HT; Fox, B; Frabetti, S; Franz, J; Frullani, S; Funk, MA; Gagunashvili, ND; Galumian, P; Gao, H; Gärber, Y; Garibaldi, F; Gavrilov, G; Geiger, P; Gharibyan, V; Giordjian, V; Golendukhin, A; Graw, G; Grebeniouk, O; Green, PW; Greeniaus, LG; Grosshauser, C; Guidal, MG; Gute, A; Gyurjyan, V; Haas, JP; Haeberli, W; Hansen, JO; Hasch, D; Häusser, O; Heinsius, FH; Henderson, RS; Henkes, T; Henoch, M; Hertenberger, R; Holler, Y; Holt, RJ; Hoprich, W; Ihssen, H; Iodice, M; Izotov, A; Jackson, HE; Jgoun, A; Jones, C; Kaiser, R

Published Date

  • January 1, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 82 / 15

Start / End Page

  • 3025 - 3029

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1079-7114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.82.3025

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