TY - JOUR

T1 - Towards a new global QCD analysis

T2 - Solution to the Balitsky-Kovchegov nonlinear equation at arbitrary impact parameter

AU - Gotsman, E.

AU - Kozlov, M.

AU - Levin, E.

AU - Maor, U.

AU - Naftali, E.

N1 - Funding Information:
We thank Anna Stasto for providing us with the numerical calculations of Ref. [20] and for useful discussions. This research was supported in part by GIF grant #I-620-22.14/1999 and by Israeli Science Foundation, founded by the Israeli Academy of Science and Humanities.

PY - 2004/9/20

Y1 - 2004/9/20

N2 - A numerical solution of the nonlinear evolution equation that governs the dynamics of high parton density QCD, is presented. A solution is obtained by restricting the kinematical region in which the equation is valid. It is shown that the angle-integrated solution at large values of the impact parameter b falls off exponentially, i.e., as e-mb. In impact parameter distributions the power-like tail of the amplitude appears only after the inclusion of dipoles of size larger than the target, a configuration for which the nonlinear equation is not valid. The value, energy and impact parameter of the saturation momentum Qs(y = ln (1/x),b) are calculated both for fixed and running QCD coupling cases. It is shown that the solution exhibits geometrical scaling behavior. The radius of interaction increases with rapidity in accordance with the Froissart theorem. The solution we obtain differs from previous treatments, where an ansatz for the b behavior was made. For the particular case of large fixed αs, the behavior of the solution obtained is similar to that found for running αs. However, in general the solutions for running and small fixed αs differ: for running αs, we obtain a larger radius of interaction, a steeper rapidity dependence, and a larger value of the saturation momentum.

AB - A numerical solution of the nonlinear evolution equation that governs the dynamics of high parton density QCD, is presented. A solution is obtained by restricting the kinematical region in which the equation is valid. It is shown that the angle-integrated solution at large values of the impact parameter b falls off exponentially, i.e., as e-mb. In impact parameter distributions the power-like tail of the amplitude appears only after the inclusion of dipoles of size larger than the target, a configuration for which the nonlinear equation is not valid. The value, energy and impact parameter of the saturation momentum Qs(y = ln (1/x),b) are calculated both for fixed and running QCD coupling cases. It is shown that the solution exhibits geometrical scaling behavior. The radius of interaction increases with rapidity in accordance with the Froissart theorem. The solution we obtain differs from previous treatments, where an ansatz for the b behavior was made. For the particular case of large fixed αs, the behavior of the solution obtained is similar to that found for running αs. However, in general the solutions for running and small fixed αs differ: for running αs, we obtain a larger radius of interaction, a steeper rapidity dependence, and a larger value of the saturation momentum.

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U2 - 10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2004.05.018

DO - 10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2004.05.018

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AN - SCOPUS:4344592021

SN - 0375-9474

VL - 742

SP - 55

EP - 79

JO - Nuclear Physics A

JF - Nuclear Physics A

IS - 1-2

ER -