Diffractive dissociation including multiple pomeron exchanges in high parton density QCD

Yuri V. Kovchegov, Eugene Levin*

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We derive an evolution equation describing the high energy behavior of the cross section for the single diffractive dissociation in deep inelastic scattering on a hadron or a nucleus. The evolution equation resums multiple BFKL pomeron exchanges contributing to the cross section of the events with large rapidity gaps. Analyzing the properties of an approximate solution of the proposed equation we point out that at very high energies there is a possibility that for a fixed center of mass energy the cross section will reach a local maximum at a certain intermediate size of the rapidity gap, or, equivalently, at some non-zero value of the invariant mass of the produced particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-239
Number of pages19
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 19 Jun 2000


FundersFunder number
Israeli Academy of Science and Humanities
United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation9800276
Israel Science Foundation


    • 12.38.-t
    • 12.38.Cy
    • 24.85.+p
    • BFKL pomeron
    • Diffractive dissociation
    • Rapidity gaps


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