QCD rescattering mechanism for diffractive deep inelastic scattering

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We present a QCD-based model where rescattering between final state partons in deep inelastic scattering leads to events with large rapidity gaps and a leading proton. In the framework of this model the amplitude for multiple gluon exchanges is calculated in the eikonal approximation to all orders in perturbation theory. Both large and small invariant mass MX limits are considered. The model successfully describes the precise HERA data on the diffractive deep inelastic cross section in the whole available kinematical range and gives new insight into the density of gluons at very small momentum fractions in the proton.


External organisations
  • Uppsala University
Original languageEnglish
Article number054036
JournalPhysical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep 30
Publication categoryResearch