Evidence for x-dependent proton color fluctuations in pA collisions at the LHC

  title={Evidence for x-dependent proton color fluctuations in pA collisions at the LHC},
  author={Massimiliano Alvioli and Brian A. Cole and Leonid L. Frankfurt and D. V. Perepelitsa and Mark I. Strikman},
  journal={Physical Review C},
We argue that the pattern of the deviation from the Glauber approximation prediction for the centrality dependence of the rate of forward jet production observed in pA collisions at the LHC provides the first experimental evidence that parton configurations in the projectile proton containing a parton with large $x$ interact with a nuclear target with a significantly smaller than average cross section and have smaller than average size. We implement the effects of fluctuations of the… Expand

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