Study of the okubo-zweig-iizuka rule in exclusive photoproduction reactions

M. C. Goodman, P. Avery, J. Butler, G. Gladding, T. O'Halloran, J. J. Russell, A. Wattenberg, J. Wiss, M. Binkley, J. Cumalat, I. Gaines, M. Gormley, R. L. Loveless, J. Peoples, M. S. Atiya, S. D. Holmes, B. C. Knapp, W. Lee, W. Wisniewski

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A study of the Okubo-Zweig-Iizuka (OZI) rule has been performed in a high-energy photon beam by comparing the production ratios of exclusive meson final states. Measurement of the ratio (A+-A)(A+-A)=0.10+0.02 is evidence that the OZI rule does not suppress this photoproduction reaction to the extent observed in decays and in production by hadrons. The ratios of other exclusive photoproduction reactions are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-552
Number of pages16
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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