Diffractive deep inelastic scattering from multiple soft gluon exchange in QCD
Summary, in English
Diffractive hard scattering is interpreted as the effect of soft gluon exchanges between the emerging energetic quarks and the nucleon's color field, resulting in an overall color singlet exchange. Summing multiple gluon exchanges to all orders leads to exponentiation and an amplitude in analytic form. Numerical evaluation reproduces the precise HERA data and gives new insights on the density of gluons in the proton.
- Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics
Physics Letters. Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
- Deep inelastic scattering
- ISSN: 0370-2693