Evidence for the onset of color transparency in ρ 0 electroproduction off nuclei

L. El Fassi, L. Zana, K. Hafidi, M. Holtrop, B. Mustapha, W. K. Brooks, H. Hakobyan, X. Zheng, K. P. Adhikari, D. Adikaram, M. Aghasyan, M. J. Amaryan, M. Anghinolfi, J. Arrington, H. Avakian, H. Baghdasaryan, M. Battaglieri, V. Batourine, I. Bedlinskiy, A. S. BiselliC. Bookwalter, D. Branford, W. J. Briscoe, S. Bültmann, V. D. Burkert, D. S. Carman, A. Celentano, S. Chandavar, P. L. Cole, M. Contalbrigo, V. Crede, A. D'Angelo, A. Daniel, N. Dashyan, R. De Vita, E. De Sanctis, A. Deur, B. Dey, R. Dickson, C. Djalali, G. E. Dodge, D. Doughty, R. Dupre, H. Egiyan, A. El Alaoui, L. Elouadrhiri, P. Eugenio, G. Fedotov, S. Fegan, M. Y. Gabrielyan, M. Garçon, N. Gevorgyan, G. P. Gilfoyle, K. L. Giovanetti, F. X. Girod, J. T. Goetz, W. Gohn, E. Golovatch, R. W. Gothe, K. A. Griffioen, M. Guidal, L. Guo, C. Hanretty, D. Heddle, K. Hicks, R. J. Holt, C. E. Hyde, Y. Ilieva, D. G. Ireland, B. S. Ishkhanov, E. L. Isupov, S. S. Jawalkar, D. Keller, M. Khandaker, P. Khetarpal, A. Kim, W. Kim, A. Klein, F. J. Klein, V. Kubarovsky, S. E. Kuhn, S. V. Kuleshov, V. Kuznetsov, J. M. Laget, H. Y. Lu, I. J.D. MacGregor, Y. Mao, N. Markov, M. Mayer, J. McAndrew, B. McKinnon, C. A. Meyer, T. Mineeva, M. Mirazita, V. Mokeev, B. Moreno, H. Moutarde, E. Munevar, P. Nadel-Turonski, A. Ni, S. Niccolai, G. Niculescu, I. Niculescu, M. Osipenko, A. I. Ostrovidov, L. L. Pappalardo, R. Paremuzyan, K. Park, S. Park, E. Pasyuk, S. Anefalos Pereira, E. Phelps, S. Pozdniakov, J. W. Price, S. Procureur, D. Protopopescu, B. A. Raue, P. E. Reimer, G. Ricco, D. Rimal, M. Ripani, B. G. Ritchie, G. Rosner, P. Rossi, F. Sabatié, M. S. Saini, C. Salgado, D. Schott, R. A. Schumacher, H. Seraydaryan, Y. G. Sharabian, E. S. Smith, G. D. Smith, D. I. Sober, D. Sokhan, S. S. Stepanyan, S. Stepanyan, P. Stoler, S. Strauch, M. Taiuti, W. Tang, C. E. Taylor, D. J. Tedeschi, S. Tkachenko, M. Ungaro, B. Vernarsky, M. F. Vineyard, H. Voskanyan, E. Voutier, D. Watts, L. B. Weinstein, D. P. Weygand, M. H. Wood, N. Zachariou, B. Zhao, Z. W. Zhao

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Abstract

We have measured the nuclear transparency of the incoherent diffractive A(e, e 'ρ 0) process in 12C and 56Fe targets relative to 2H using a 5 GeV electron beam. The nuclear transparency, the ratio of the produced ρ 0's on a nucleus relative to deuterium, which is sensitive to ρA interaction, was studied as function of the coherence length (l c), a lifetime of the hadronic fluctuation of the virtual photon, and the four-momentum transfer squared (Q 2). While the transparency for both 12C and 56Fe showed no l c dependence, a significant Q 2 dependence was measured, which is consistent with calculations that included the color transparency effects. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-330
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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