Tracking fast small color dipoles through strong gluon fields at the LHC

L. Frankfurt, M. Strikman, M. Zhalov

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Abstract

We argue that the process γ+A→J/ψ+"gap"+X at large momentum transfer q2 provides a quick and effective way to test the onset of a novel perturbative QCD regime of strong absorption for the interaction of small dipoles at the collider energies. We find that already the first heavy-ion run at the LHC will allow one to study this reaction with sufficient statistics via ultraperipheral collisions, hence probing the interaction of qq̄ dipoles of sizes ∼0.2fm with nuclear media down to x∼10-5.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number232001
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume102
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 9 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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