TH Heavy Ion Coffee

Exploring small x dynamics in Ultraperipheral collisions at the LHC

by Prof. Mark Strikman (Pennsylvania State University)

Europe/Zurich
4/3-006 - TH Conference Room (CERN)

4/3-006 - TH Conference Room

CERN

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We argue that UPC at the LHC would allow to explore a wide range of the small x phenomena and would serve as a forerunner of program of experimental studies of small x dynamics to be performed within the small x program at the EIC. This includes elastic and incoherent diffractive J/ψ  production off nuclei where one would be able to reach x=10-5; production of charm dijets both in the direct and resolved photon kinematics. Another promising process is production of leading J/ψ at large t with rapidity gap both in γp and γA scattering. This  reaction would  provide a unique opportunity to study propagation of a small color singlet dipole though a high density nuclear matter. Advantages of collecting information about neutron multiplicity in a zero-degree colorimeter are emphasized.

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