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Title: Mapping color fluctuations in the photon in ultraperipheral heavy ion collisions at the Large Hadron Collider

Abstract

Here, we model effects of color fluctuations (CFs) in the light-cone photon wave function and for the first time make predictions for the distribution over the number of wounded nucleons ν in the inelastic photon–nucleus scattering. We show that CFs lead to a dramatic enhancement of this distribution at ν=1 and large ν>10. We also study the implications of different scales and CFs in the photon wave function on the total transverse energy ΣE T and other observables in inelastic γA scattering with different triggers. Our predictions can be tested in proton–nucleus and nucleus–nucleus ultraperipheral collisions at the LHC and will help to map CFs, whose first indications have already been observed at the LHC.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]; ORCiD logo [4];  [3]
  1. Istituto di Ricerca per la Protezione Idrogeologica, Perugia (Italy)
  2. Tel Aviv Univ., Tel Aviv (Israel); Pennsylvania State Univ., State College, PA (United States)
  3. Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI), Gatchina (Russia)
  4. Pennsylvania State Univ., State College, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
OSTI Identifier:
1405518
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1358377
Grant/Contract Number:
FG02-93ER40771
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Published Article
Journal Name:
Physics Letters. Section B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 767; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Alvioli, M., Frankfurt, L., Guzey, V., Strikman, M., and Zhalov, M. Mapping color fluctuations in the photon in ultraperipheral heavy ion collisions at the Large Hadron Collider. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2017.02.034.
Alvioli, M., Frankfurt, L., Guzey, V., Strikman, M., & Zhalov, M. Mapping color fluctuations in the photon in ultraperipheral heavy ion collisions at the Large Hadron Collider. United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2017.02.034.
Alvioli, M., Frankfurt, L., Guzey, V., Strikman, M., and Zhalov, M. Mon . "Mapping color fluctuations in the photon in ultraperipheral heavy ion collisions at the Large Hadron Collider". United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2017.02.034.
@article{osti_1405518,
title = {Mapping color fluctuations in the photon in ultraperipheral heavy ion collisions at the Large Hadron Collider},
author = {Alvioli, M. and Frankfurt, L. and Guzey, V. and Strikman, M. and Zhalov, M.},
abstractNote = {Here, we model effects of color fluctuations (CFs) in the light-cone photon wave function and for the first time make predictions for the distribution over the number of wounded nucleons ν in the inelastic photon–nucleus scattering. We show that CFs lead to a dramatic enhancement of this distribution at ν=1 and large ν>10. We also study the implications of different scales and CFs in the photon wave function on the total transverse energy ΣET and other observables in inelastic γA scattering with different triggers. Our predictions can be tested in proton–nucleus and nucleus–nucleus ultraperipheral collisions at the LHC and will help to map CFs, whose first indications have already been observed at the LHC.},
doi = {10.1016/j.physletb.2017.02.034},
journal = {Physics Letters. Section B},
number = C,
volume = 767,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Feb 20 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Mon Feb 20 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

Journal Article:
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Publisher's Version of Record at 10.1016/j.physletb.2017.02.034

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