Revealing proton shape fluctuations with incoherent diffraction at high energy

30 Aug 2016 Mäntysaari Heikki Schenke Björn

The differential cross section of exclusive diffractive vector meson production in electron proton collisions carries important information on the geometric structure of the proton. More specifically, the coherent cross section as a function of the transferred transverse momentum is sensitive to the size of the proton, while the incoherent, or proton dissociative cross section is sensitive to fluctuations of the gluon distribution in coordinate space... (read more)

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  • HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS - PHENOMENOLOGY
  • NUCLEAR THEORY