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Title: Diffractive structure function in a quasiclassical approximation

Abstract

We derive an expression for the diffractive F{sub 2} structure function which should be valid at small {ital x} for quasielastic scattering on a hadron and for quasielastic scattering on a large nucleus. This expression includes multiple rescatterings of the quark-antiquark pair produced by the virtual photon off the sources of color charge in a quasiclassical approximation. We find that there is a relation between such diffractive production and inclusive processes. In the former, one averages over all colors of sources before squaring the amplitude, and in the latter one first squares the amplitude and then averages it in the hadron or nuclear wave function. We show that in the limit of a large virtuality of the photon Q{sup 2} the diffractive structure function becomes linearly proportional to the gluon distribution of the hadron or nucleus, therefore proving that in this sense diffraction is a leading twist effect. {copyright} {ital 1999} {ital The American Physical Society}

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
362726
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review, D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 60; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
66 PHYSICS; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS; STRUCTURE FUNCTIONS; PHOTON-HADRON INTERACTIONS; PHOTONUCLEAR REACTIONS; QUARKS; GLUONS

Citation Formats

Kovchegov, Y.V., and McLerran, L. Diffractive structure function in a quasiclassical approximation. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.60.054025.
Kovchegov, Y.V., & McLerran, L. Diffractive structure function in a quasiclassical approximation. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.60.054025.
Kovchegov, Y.V., and McLerran, L. Wed . "Diffractive structure function in a quasiclassical approximation". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.60.054025.
@article{osti_362726,
title = {Diffractive structure function in a quasiclassical approximation},
author = {Kovchegov, Y.V. and McLerran, L.},
abstractNote = {We derive an expression for the diffractive F{sub 2} structure function which should be valid at small {ital x} for quasielastic scattering on a hadron and for quasielastic scattering on a large nucleus. This expression includes multiple rescatterings of the quark-antiquark pair produced by the virtual photon off the sources of color charge in a quasiclassical approximation. We find that there is a relation between such diffractive production and inclusive processes. In the former, one averages over all colors of sources before squaring the amplitude, and in the latter one first squares the amplitude and then averages it in the hadron or nuclear wave function. We show that in the limit of a large virtuality of the photon Q{sup 2} the diffractive structure function becomes linearly proportional to the gluon distribution of the hadron or nucleus, therefore proving that in this sense diffraction is a leading twist effect. {copyright} {ital 1999} {ital The American Physical Society}},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.60.054025},
journal = {Physical Review, D},
number = 5,
volume = 60,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}