LHC potential for study of the small x gluon physics in ultraperipheral collisions of 3.5 TeV protons

V. Rebyakova, M. Strikman, M. Zhalov

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Abstract

We argue that already the first year LHC run at √s=7TeV will provide a quick and effective way to test the dynamics of the color dipole-gluon interactions and the small x behavior of the gluon density in the proton by studying vector meson photoproduction in ultraperipheral proton-proton collisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number031501
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume81
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 12 2010

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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