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Phenomenology of gluon saturation in pa and AA collisions at the LHC

Grant number: 13/23848-5
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2014
Effective date (End): March 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal Investigator:Francisco de Oliveira Durães
Grantee:André Veiga Giannini
Supervisor abroad: Adrian Dumitru
Home Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : City University of New York, New York (CUNY), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:12/17200-0 - The effects of parton saturation on hadronic and Photoproduction processes, BP.DR

Abstract

We plan to study the mechanism of particle production in proton-nucleus and nucleus-nucleus collisions at the LHC energies using the Color Glass Condensate formalism. This will be done by calculating the transverse momentum and the rapidity distribution of the produced particles in those collisions considering the numerical solution of the running coupling Balitsky-Kovchegov (rcBK) equation and including the impact parameter dependence through the dipole models which are related to the gluon density inside a proton or a nucleus. We also intend to study the size of the running coupling corrections and how they change the naive $k_{T}$-factorization formula for the gluon production cross section in hadronic and nuclear high energy scattering, which has been used to study RHIC data. The inclusion of these corrections will certainly be an improvement in CGC-based computations. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DUMITRU, ADRIAN; GIANNINI, ANDRE V. Initial state angular asymmetries in high energy p plus A collisions: Spontaneous breaking of rotational symmetry by a color electric field and C-odd fluctuations. Nuclear Physics A, v. 933, p. 212-228, JAN 2015. Web of Science Citations: 32.

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