Diffractive dissociation from nonlinear evolution in DIS on nuclei

E. Levin, M. Lublinsky*

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A process of single diffractive dissociation off nuclei is considered on a basis of solutions to the nonlinear evolution equation. The relevant saturation scales QSDA (x,x0) are determined and their dependences on Bjorken x, atomic number A, and minimal rapidity gap Y0 ≡ 1n 1/x0 are investigated. The solutions are shown to possess a geometrical scaling in a broad kinematic region for x well below x0. The ratio σdifftot is computed for several nuclei. We predict that at x ≃ 10-4 this ratio is of the order 25% which is much larger compared to the one of proton. This result indicates a possibility to observe a very strong nuclear shadowing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-109
Number of pages15
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 16 Dec 2002


FundersFunder number
Israeli Academy of Science and Humanities
Israeli Science Foundation
German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and DevelopmentI-620-22.14/1999
United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation9800276


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