Fractional energy losses in the black disk regime and BRAHMS effect

L. Frankfurt, Mark Strikman

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Abstract

We argue that in the small x processes, in the black disc QCD regime (BDR) a very forward parton propagating through the nuclear matter should loose a significant and increasing with energy and atomic number fraction of its initial energy as a result of dominance of inelastic interactions, causality and energy-momentum conservation. We evaluate energy losses of forward partons in the kinematics close to BDR and find them to lead to the significant suppression of the forward jet production in the central NA collisions at collider energies with a moderate suppression of recoiling jet at central rapidities. We find our expectations to be in agreement with the recent RHIC data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages327-335
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2007
Event12th International Conference on Elastic and Diffractive Scattering Forward Physics and QCD, EDS 2007 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: May 21 2007May 25 2007

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Other12th International Conference on Elastic and Diffractive Scattering Forward Physics and QCD, EDS 2007
CountryGermany
CityHamburg
Period5/21/075/25/07

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Frankfurt, L., & Strikman, M. (2007). Fractional energy losses in the black disk regime and BRAHMS effect. 327-335. Paper presented at 12th International Conference on Elastic and Diffractive Scattering Forward Physics and QCD, EDS 2007, Hamburg, Germany.