Photoproduction of charmonia and total charmonium-proton cross sections
Physical Review D, Particles and fields
Elastic virtual photoproduction cross sections gamma^*p -> J/psi(psi')p and total charmonium-nucleon cross sections for J/psi, psi' and chi states are calculated in a parameter free way with the light-cone dipole formalism and the same input: factorization in impact parameters, light-cone wave functions for the gamma^* and the charmonia, and the universal phenomenological dipole cross section which is fitted to other data. The charmonium wave functions are calculated with four known realistic
... r known realistic potentials, and two models for the dipole cross section are tested. Very good agreement with data for the cross section of charmonium photoproduction is found in a wide range of s and Q^2. The inclusion of the Melosh spin rotation increases the psi' photoproduction rate by a factor 2-3 and removes previously observed discrepancies in the psi' to J/psi ratio in photoproduction. We also calculate the charmonium-proton cross sections whose absolute values and energy dependences are found to correlate strongly with the sizes of the states.