# Massive Lepton-Pair Production in Hadron-Hadron Collisions at High Energies

@article{Drell1970MassiveLP, title={Massive Lepton-Pair Production in Hadron-Hadron Collisions at High Energies}, author={S. Drell and T. Yan}, journal={Physical Review Letters}, year={1970}, volume={25}, pages={902-902} }

On the basis of a parton model studied earlier we consider the production process of large mass lepton pairs from hadron-hadron inelastic collisions in the limiting region, s --coo, Q 2 /s finite, Q2 and s being the squared invariant masses of the lepton pair and the two initial hadrons, respectively. General scaling properties and connections with deep inelastic electron scattering are discussed. In particular, a rapidly decreasing cross section as Q2/s 1 is predicted as a consequence of the… CONTINUE READING

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Simple calculation shows that the exchanged longitudinal momentum fraction is finite andgiven by l/2 Lv I 7 +4 Q /s -17 , with r] being the fractional longitudinal momentum of the virtual photon

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