Exclusive and semi-inclusive strangeness and charm production in and NN reactions
IKP, Forschungszentrum Jülich, D-52425, Jülich, Germany
2 Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, B. Cheremushkinskaya 25, 117259, Moscow, Russia
3 Institute for Nuclear Research, 60th October Anniversary Prospect 7A, 117312, Moscow, Russia
4 Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Giessen, Heinrich-Buff-Ring 16, D-35392, Giessen, Germany
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Using the Quark-Gluon Strings Model (QGSM) combined with Regge phenomenology we consider the reactions and which are dominated by the contributions of the K * and D * Regge trajectories, respectively. The spin structure of the amplitudes is described by introducing Reggeized Born terms. It is found that the existing data for the reaction are in reasonable agreement with the model predictions. To describe the absolute values of the cross-sections it is necessary to introduce also suppression factors which can be related to absorption corrections. Furthermore, assuming the SU(4) symmetry to hold for Regge residues and the universality of absorption corrections we calculate the cross-section of the reaction . Employing the latter results from reactions we then estimate the contributions of the pion exchange mechanism to the cross-sections of the reactions and and compare them with the contributions of the K and D exchanges. We find that the NN reactions are dominated not by pion exchange but by K and D exchanges, respectively. Moreover, assuming the SU(4) symmetry to hold approximately for the coupling constants = we analyze also the production of leading -hyperons in the reaction . It is shown that the non-perturbative mechanism should give an essential contribution to the yield for .
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