Fading out of J/ψ color transparency in high energy heavy ion peripheral collisions

L. Frankfurt, Mark Strikman, M. Zhalov

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Abstract

We provide predictions for the J/ψ coherent production in the peripheral heavy ion collisions at LHC and RHIC using the leading twist model of nuclear shadowing based on the QCD factorization theorem for diffraction and the HERA hard diffraction data. We demonstrate that for LHC kinematics this model leads to a bump-shape distribution in rapidity which is suppressed overall as compared to the expectations of the color transparency regime by a factor ∼ 6. This is a significantly larger suppression than that expected within the impact parameter eikonal model. Thus we show that the interaction of spatially small wave package for which the total cross section of interaction with nucleons is small is still strongly shadowed by nuclear medium in high energy processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-226
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume540
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2002

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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