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Johan Rathsman. Photo.

Johan Rathsman

Senior lecturer

Johan Rathsman. Photo.

Soft colour interactions as the origin of rapidity gaps in DIS

Author

  • A. Edin
  • G. Ingelman
  • J. Rathsman

Summary, in English

We introduce soft colour interactions as a novel mechanism to understand the observed events with large rapidity gaps in ep collisions at HERA. Colour exchanges between produced partons and colour-charges in the proton remnant modifies the colour structure for hadronization, such that colour singlet systems may appear well separated in rapidity. Our explicit model show characteristics of diffractive scattering, although no explicit pomeron dynamics have been introduced, and for non-gap events an increased forward energy flow gives agreement with data.

Publishing year

1996-01-11

Language

English

Pages

371-378

Publication/Series

Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

Volume

366

Issue

1-4

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Elsevier

Topic

  • Subatomic Physics

Keywords

  • Colour exchange
  • ep collisions
  • Rapidity gaps
  • Soft colour interactions

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0370-2693