Imaging the proton via hard exclusive production in diffractive pp scattering

C. E. Hyde, L. Frankfurt, M. Strikman, C. Weiss

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Abstract

We discuss the prospects for probing Generalized Parton Distributions (GPDs) via exclusive production of a high{mass system (H = heavy quarkonium, di- photon, di-jet, Higgs boson) in diffractive pp scattering, pp → p+H+p. In such processes the interplay of hard and soft interactions gives rise to a diffraction pattern in the final{state proton transverse momenta, which is sensitive to the transverse spatial distribution of partons in the colliding protons. We comment on the plans for diffractive pp measurements at RHIC and LHC. Such studies could complement future measurements of GPDs in hard exclusive ep scattering (JLab, COMPASS, EIC).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExclusive Reactions at High Momentum Transfer - Proceedings of the International Workshop
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Pages219-224
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9812796940, 9789812796943
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event2007 International Workshop on Exclusive Reactions at High Momentum Transfer - Newport News, VA, United States
Duration: 21 May 200724 May 2007

Publication series

NameExclusive Reactions at High Momentum Transfer - Proceedings of the International Workshop

Conference

Conference2007 International Workshop on Exclusive Reactions at High Momentum Transfer
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNewport News, VA
Period21/05/0724/05/07

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