Nonlinear evolution and saturation for heavy nuclei in DIS

E. Levin, K. Tuchin*

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The nonlinear evolution equation for the scattering amplitude of colour dipole off the heavy nucleus is solved in the double logarithmic approximation. It is found that if the initial parton density in a nucleus is smaller then some critical value, then the scattering amplitude is a function of one scaling variable inside the saturation region, whereas if it is greater then the critical value, then the scaling behaviour breaks down. Dependence of the saturation scale on the number of nucleons is discussed as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)787-798
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 22 Oct 2001


FundersFunder number
United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation98000276
Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities


    • 12.38.Bx
    • 12.38.Cy
    • 24.85.+p
    • Deep inelastic scattering
    • Evolution equation
    • High parton density QCD
    • Low x
    • Saturation
    • Saturation scale


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