|Título||Backward dilepton production in color dipole and parton models
Gay Ducati, Maria Beatriz
Oliveira, Emmanuel Gräve de
|Abstract||The Drell–Yan dilepton production at backward rapidities is studied in proton-nucleus collisions at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and LHC energies by comparing two different approaches: the kT factorization at next-to-leading order with intrinsic transverse momentum and the same process formulated in the target rest frame, i.e., the color dipole approach. Our results are expressed in terms of the ratio between pðdÞ A and p p collisions as a function of transverse momentum and rapidity. Three nuclear parton distribution functions are used: EKS (Eskola, Kolhinen, and Ruuskanen), EPS08, and EPS09 and, in both approaches, dileptons show sensitivity to nuclear effects, specially regarding the intrinsic transverse momentum. Also, there is room to discriminate between formalisms: the color dipole approach lacks soft effects introduced by the intrinsic kT. Geometric scaling GBW (Golec-Biernat and Wusthoff ) and BUW (Boer, Utermann, and Wessels) color dipole cross section models and also a DHJ (Dumitru, Hayashigaki, and Jalilian-Marian) model, which breaks geometric scaling, are used. No change in the ratio between collisions is observed, showing that this observable is not changed by the particular shape of the color dipole cross section. Furthermore, our kT factorization results are compared with color glass condensate results at forward rapidities: the results agree at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider although disagree at LHC, mainly due to the different behavior of target gluon and quark shadowing.
|Contido em||Physical review. D, Particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology. College Park. Vol. 81, no. 5 (Mar. 2010), 054015, 10 p.
Fisica de particulas elementares e campos
Rhic : Acelerador de particulas
|Tipo||Artigo de periódico
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