Production of vector-meson pairs in hadronic collisions

Bing An Li, Keh Fei Liu

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Production in hadronic collisions of 2++ Q2Q2 states which decay predominantly to vectormeson pairs are discussed based on a Drell-Yan-type mechanism with gluon fusion via the color vector-dominance model. The 2++ resonance at 2.16 GeV produced in pp and p collisions is interpreted as a 2++ ssss four-quark state. The calculated mass and width of this four-quark state, its characteristic S-wave decay, and the theoretical production cross sections in pp reaction at pL=400 GeV/c and p reaction at pL=100 GeV/c are consistent with experimental data. Estimates of the hadronic production cross sections and their longitudinal- and transverse-momentum distributions for various channels of vector-meson pairs are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1636-1643
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical review D
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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