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Classical Gluon Production Amplitude for Nucleus–Nucleus Collisions: First Saturation Correction in the Projectile

30 Apr 2015, 09:20


WG2 Small-x, Diffraction and Vector Mesons WG2 Small-x, Diffraction and Vector Mesons


Douglas Wertepny (The Ohio State University)


The classical single-gluon production amplitude in nucleus-nucleus collisions including the first saturation correction in one of the nuclei (the projectile) while keeping multiple-rescattering (saturation) corrections to all orders in the other nucleus (the target) is presented. We expand one of the two nuclei up to two Wilson lines (i.e only two nucleons interact in the projectile nucleus): the single-gluon production amplitude we calculate is order-$g^3$ and is leading-order in the atomic number of the projectile, while resumming all order-one saturation corrections in the target nucleus. Our result is the first step towards obtaining an analytic expression for the first projectile saturation correction to the gluon production cross section in nucleus--nucleus collisions.

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