Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2011

Journal or Book Title

Physical Review D

Volume

83

Issue

5

First Page

054027-1

Last Page

054027-8

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevD.83.054027

Abstract

We calculate the cross section for diffractive hadron production in deep inelastic scattering off heavy nuclei in the framework of gluon saturation/color glass condensate. We analyze the kinematic region of the future Electron-Ion Collider. We argue that coherent and incoherent diffractive channels are very sensitive to the structure of the nuclear matter at low x. This expresses itself in a characteristic dependence of the cross sections on rapidity and transverse momentum of the produced hadron and on the nuclear weight. We also discuss dependence on the scattering angle and argue that both coherent and incoherent cross sections may be within experimental reach at Electron-Ion Collider.

Comments

This article is from Physical Review D 83 (2011): 054027, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.83.054027. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Physical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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