A modified Balitsky-Kovchegov equation

E. Gotsman, E. Levin*, U. Maor, E. Naftali

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We propose a modified version of the Balitsky-Kovchegov (BK) evolution equation, which includes the main NLO corrections. We use the result that the main NLO corrections to the BFKL kernel are the LO DGLAP corrections. We present a numerical solution of the modified non-linear equation, and compare with the solution of the unmodified BK equation. We show that the saturation momentum has a sharp increase in the LHC energy range. Our numerical solution indicates that the influence of the preasymptotic corrections, related to the full anomalous dimensions of the DGLAP equation, are rather large. These corrections moderate the energy behavior of the amplitude, as well as the value of the saturation scale. All our calculations are made with a fixed value of αS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-405
Number of pages15
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number2-4
StatePublished - 4 Apr 2005


FundersFunder number
Israeli Academy of Science and Humanities
German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and DevelopmentI-620-22.14/1999
Israel Science Foundation


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