18-23 March 2018
Florianopolis, Brazil
America/Sao_Paulo timezone

Parton distribution functions and absorptive corrections

19 Mar 2018, 16:00
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis, Brazil


Mr Mateus Pelicer (UFSC)


The Parton Distribution Function measure the probability to find a parton inside a hadron, but these functions are of non-perturbative origin and, therefore, cannot be calculated from first principles in perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics. In this work we review how the parton distribution functions are determined, specifically the HERAPDF2.0, which is determined from deep inelastic scattering data only. Then we investigate how absorptive corrections can be implemented in order to improve the fit of the gluon distribution at low x and low Q², where it currently becomes negative from NLO on.

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