Measurement of inelastic production in deep inelastic scattering at HERA Academic Article uri icon


  • The inelastic production of J/ mesons in ep collisions has been studied with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 109 pb-1. The J/ mesons were identified using the decay channel J/ +- The measurements were performed in the kinematic range 2 < Q2 < 80 GeV2, 50 < W < 250 GeV, 0.2 < z < 0.9 and -1.6 < Ylab < 1.3, where Q2 is the virtuality of the exchanged photon, W is the photon-proton centre-of-mass energy, z is the fraction of the photon energy carried by the J/ meson in the proton rest frame and Ylab is the rapidity of the J/ in the laboratory frame. The measured cross sections are compared to theoretical predictions within the non-relativistic QCD framework including colour-singlet and colour-octet contributions, as well as to predictions based on the T-factorisation approach. Calculations of the colour-singlet process generally agree with the data, whereas inclusion of colour-octet terms spoils this agreement. Springer-Verlag/Societ Italiana di Fisica 2005.

published proceedings

  • European Physical Journal C

author list (cited authors)

  • The ZEUS Collaboration.

citation count

  • 12

publication date

  • September 2005