Differential cross sections for dijet photoproduction in association with a
leading neutron using the reaction e(+) + p --> e(+) + n + jet + jet + X-r
have been measured with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated lumi
nosity of 6.4 pb(-1). The fraction of dijet events with a leading neutron i
n the final state was studied as a function of the jet kinematic variables.
The cross sections were measured for jet transverse energies E-T(jet) > 6
GeV, neutron energy E-n > 400 GeV, and neutron production angle theta (n) <
0.8 mrad. The data are broadly consistent with factorization of the lepton
and hadron vertices and with a simple one-pion-exchange model. (C) 2001 El
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