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The photon PDF in events with rapidity gaps

Harland-Lang, L.A.; Khoze, V.A.; Ryskin, M.G.

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L.A. Harland-Lang

V.A. Khoze

M.G. Ryskin


We consider photon-initiated events with large rapidity gaps in proton–proton collisions, where one or both protons may break up. We formulate a modified photon PDF that accounts for the specific experimental rapidity gap veto, and demonstrate how the soft survival probability for these gaps may be implemented consistently. Finally, we present some phenomenological results for the two-photon induced production of lepton and W boson pairs.


Harland-Lang, L., Khoze, V., & Ryskin, M. (2016). The photon PDF in events with rapidity gaps. The European Physical Journal C, 76(5), Article 255.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 18, 2016
Online Publication Date May 4, 2016
Publication Date May 31, 2016
Deposit Date Apr 16, 2019
Publicly Available Date Apr 16, 2019
Journal European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Print ISSN 1434-6044
Electronic ISSN 1434-6052
Publisher SpringerOpen
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 76
Issue 5
Article Number 255


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