Single inclusive forward hadron production at next-to-leading order

Apr 14, 2016, 10:00 AM
SR4b (DESY Hamburg)


DESY Hamburg

Small-x, Diffraction and Vector Mesons WG5 Small-x and Diffraction


Dr Bertrand Ducloue (University of Jyvaskyla)


We discuss single inclusive hadron production from a high energy quark scattering off a strong target color field in the Color Glass Condensate formalism. Recent calculations of this process at the next-to-leading order accuracy have led to negative cross sections at large transverse momenta. We identify the origin of this problem in an oversubtraction of the rapidity divergence into the Balitsky-Kovchegov evolution equation for the target. We propose a new way to implement the kinematical restriction on the emitted gluons to overcome this difficulty.

Primary authors

Dr Bertrand Ducloue (University of Jyvaskyla) Dr Tuomas Lappi (University of Jyvaskyla) Dr Yan Zhu (University of Jyvaskyla)

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