Coherent nuclear diffractive production of minijets - illuminating color transparency

L. Frankfurt, G. A. Miller, M. Strikman

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The cross section for coherent nuclear processes in which an incident meson or photon dissociates diffractively into two jets of high relative transverse momentum (between about 1 and 3 GeV/c) is found to be proportional in QCD to A2 in a wide kinematical region. The leading correction to this is a significant positive term ∝ A 7 3 caused by nuclear multiple scattering. We find also that shadowing of hard diffractive processes reappears as a leading twist effect in the TeV energy range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Apr 22 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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