Proton-proton elastic scattering at LHC and proton structure

M. M. Islam, Jan Kašpar, R. J. Luddy, A. V. Prokudin

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Abstract

A systematic phenomenological investigation of high energy pp and ̄pp elastic scattering has led to a physical picture of the proton. The proton appears to consist of an outer region of q̄q condensed ground state, an inner shell of topological baryonic charge and a core where valence quarks are confined. It is, therefore, a 'chiral bag' (a low energy model of nucleon structure) enclosed by the q̄q condensed state-a 'Condensate Enclosed Chiral Bag'. Based on this picture, we predict pp elastic dσ/dt at LHC at s= 14 TeV and |t|=0-10 GeV2 and compare our prediction with those of a number of leading models. Precise measurement of ď/dt by the TOTEM Collaboration will be able to distinguish between these models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Conference on Elastic and Diffractive Scattering (Blois Workshop), EDS 2009
PublisherCERN
Pages48-54
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9789290833420
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Event13th International Conference on Elastic and Diffractive Scattering, EDS 2009 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: Jun 29 2009Jul 3 2009

Publication series

NameCERN-Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2078-8835

Other

Other13th International Conference on Elastic and Diffractive Scattering, EDS 2009
CountrySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period6/29/097/3/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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