# Gluon distribution functions for very large nuclei at small transverse momentum

## Abstract

We show that the gluon distribution function for very large nuclei may be computed for small transverse momentum as correlation functions of an ultraviolet finite two-dimensional Euclidean field theory. This computation is valid to all orders in the density of partons per unit area, but to lowest order in [alpha][sub [ital s]]. The gluon distribution function is proportional to 1/[ital x], and the effect of the finite density of partons is to modify the dependence on the transverse momentum for small transverse momenta.

- Authors:

- (Theoretical Physics Institute, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (United States))

- Publication Date:

- OSTI Identifier:
- 5019161

- DOE Contract Number:
- AC02-83ER40105; FG02-87ER40328

- Resource Type:
- Journal Article

- Journal Name:
- Physical Review, D (Particles Fields); (United States)

- Additional Journal Information:
- Journal Volume: 49:7; Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2821

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; GLUONS; DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS; NUCLEI; CORRELATION FUNCTIONS; FIELD THEORIES; PARTONS; TRANSVERSE MOMENTUM; BOSONS; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; FUNCTIONS; LINEAR MOMENTUM; POSTULATED PARTICLES; 662230* - Quantum Chromodynamics- (1992-); 663450 - Heavy-Ion-Induced Reactions & Scattering- (1992-)

### Citation Formats

```
McLerran, L., and Venugopalan, R.
```*Gluon distribution functions for very large nuclei at small transverse momentum*. United States: N. p., 1994.
Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.49.3352.

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McLerran, L., & Venugopalan, R.
```*Gluon distribution functions for very large nuclei at small transverse momentum*. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.49.3352.

```
McLerran, L., and Venugopalan, R. Fri .
"Gluon distribution functions for very large nuclei at small transverse momentum". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.49.3352.
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@article{osti_5019161,
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title = {Gluon distribution functions for very large nuclei at small transverse momentum},

author = {McLerran, L. and Venugopalan, R.},

abstractNote = {We show that the gluon distribution function for very large nuclei may be computed for small transverse momentum as correlation functions of an ultraviolet finite two-dimensional Euclidean field theory. This computation is valid to all orders in the density of partons per unit area, but to lowest order in [alpha][sub [ital s]]. The gluon distribution function is proportional to 1/[ital x], and the effect of the finite density of partons is to modify the dependence on the transverse momentum for small transverse momenta.},

doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.49.3352},

journal = {Physical Review, D (Particles Fields); (United States)},

issn = {0556-2821},

number = ,

volume = 49:7,

place = {United States},

year = {1994},

month = {4}

}

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