N = 4 SYM and QCD motivated approach to soft interactions at high energies

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In this paper we construct a model that satisfies the theoretical requisites of high energy soft interactions, based on two ingredients: (i) the results of N = 4 SYM, which at present is a unique theory that allows one to deal with a large coupling constant; and (ii) the requirement of matching with high energy QCD. In accordance with these ideas, we assume that the soft Pomeron intercept is relatively large, and the slope of the Pomeron trajectory is equal to zero. We derive analytical formulae that sum both enhanced and semi-enhanced diagrams for elastic and diffractive amplitudes. We fit the available experimental data, and predict the value for cross sections at the energies accessible at the LHC and beyond. The main corrections to the model are studied and evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1553
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2011


FundersFunder number
E.L. Wiegand Foundation
Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico1100648
Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico, Tecnológico y de Innovación Tecnológica


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