Limiting fragmentation from the Color Glass Condensate

Abstract

We show how the limiting fragmentation phenomenon can arise from the Color Glass Condensate model of high energy QCD. We consider the very forward rapidity region in relativistic heavy ion collisions and argue that in this region, nucleus-nucleus collisions are similar to proton-nucleus collisions (up to shadowing corrections). We then use the known results for proton-nucleus cross sections to show that it leads to the phenomenon of limiting fragmentation in the very forward region of heavy ion collisions as observed at RHIC.

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@inproceedings{JalilianMarian2008LimitingFF, title={Limiting fragmentation from the Color Glass Condensate}, author={Jamal Jalilian-Marian}, year={2008} }