Diffractive production of jets and weak bosons and tests of hard-scattering factorization

Lyndon Alvero, John C. Collins, Juan Terron, J. J. Whitmore

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We extract diffractive parton densities from data on diffractive deep inelastic scattering (DIS) and on diffractive photoproduction of jets. We explore the results of several Ansätze for the functional form of the parton densities. Then we use the fitted parton densities to predict the diffractive production of jets and of W's and Z's in pp̄ collisions at the Fermilab Tevatron. To fit the photoproduction data requires a large gluon density in the Pomeron. The predictions for the Tevatron cross sections are substantially higher than data; this signals a breakdown of hard-scattering factorization in diffractive hadron-hadron collisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number074022
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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