Photoproduction of J/ψ in the forward region

James Amundson, Sean P Fleming, Ivan Maksymyk

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We study the phenomenology of fixed-target elastic J/ψ photoproduction in the nonrelativistic QCD (NRQCD) factorization formalism. Our goal is to test an essential feature of this formalism - the color-octet mechanism. We obtain an order-of-magnitude estimate for a certain linear combination of NRQCD color-octet matrix elements. Our estimate is consistent with other empirical determinations and with the v-scaling rules of NRQCD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5844-5850
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 1997
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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