Small t elastic scattering and the ρ parameter

  title={Small t elastic scattering and the ρ parameter},
  author={A. Donnachie and P. Landshoff},
  journal={Physics Letters B},
  • A. Donnachie, P. Landshoff
  • Published 2019
  • Physics
  • Physics Letters B
  • Abstract A simple application of Regge theory, with 9 free parameters, provides a good fit to elastic scattering data at small t from 13.76 GeV to 13 TeV. It yields a value for ρ, the ratio of the real part of the hadronic contribution to the forward amplitude to its imaginary part, close to 0.14 at 13 TeV. Although the exact value obtained for ρ is sensitive to what functional form is chosen for the fit, there is no strong case for the presence of an odderon contribution to forward scattering. 
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