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Quantum Chromodynamics and the Pomeron : Cambridge Lecture Notes in Physics, 9 - J. R. Forshaw

Quantum Chromodynamics and the Pomeron

Cambridge Lecture Notes in Physics, 9

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Published: 4th August 1997
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This volume describes the Pomeron, an object of crucial importance in very high energy particle physics. The first chapter looks at historical roots, setting the scene for subsequent chapters, which focus on the derivation and study of the Pomeron that emerge within perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). A simple toy model is first used to illustrate the basic ideas behind the construction of the Pomeron and leads naturally to the more realistic case of QCD. The reggeized gluon is introduced and used to build the Pomeron of perturbative QCD. The dynamical nature of the Pomeron is then investigated. The role of the Pomeron in small-x deep inelastic scattering and in diffractive scattering is examined in detail. The volume concludes with a discussion of the color dipole approach to high energy scattering and the explicit role of unitarity corrections.

"...this book fills a void by offering a readable introduction that would be suitable as a jumping-off point for a high-energy theory student interested in entering this lively field of research. It may also be useful to interested researchers in other subfields of high-energy physics and to experimentalist graduate students." Carl R. Schmidt, Physics Today

Preface
What is a Pomeron?
A simple example
The reggeized gluon
The QCD Pomeron
From cuts to poles
Applications in deep inelastic scattering
Diffraction
Taming the growth
Appendices
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521568807
ISBN-10: 0521568803
Series: Cambridge Lecture Notes in Physics, 9
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 4th August 1997
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36