Rapidity gap survival in the black-disk regime

L. Frankfurt, C. E. Hyde, M. Strikman, C. Weiss

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Abstract

We summarize how the approach to the black.disk regime (BDR) of strong interactions at TeV energies influences rapidity gap survival in exclusive hard diffraction pp → p + H + p (H = dijet, Q̄Q, Higgs). Employing a recently developed partonic description of such processes, we discuss (a) the suppression of diffraction at small impact parameters by soft spectator interactions in the BDR; (b) further suppression by inelastic interactions of hard spectator partons in the BDR; (c) effects of correlations between hard and soft interactions, as suggested by various models of proton structure (color fluctuations, spatial correlations of partons). Hard spectator interactions in the BDR substantially reduce the rapidity gap survival probability at LHC energies compared to previously reported estimates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages239-247
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation

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