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Constraints on nuclear gluon densities from J/psi data

Authors
  • Arleo, Francois
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Apr 17, 2008
Submission Date
Apr 17, 2008
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2008.06.074
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

The gluon density in nuclei, G^A(x), is poorly constrained at all x from the current DIS and Drell-Yan data. In this paper, we point out that J/psi production measured in proton-nucleus collisions at sqrt(s)=38.8 GeV by the E866 collaboration puts stringent constraints on the x-dependence of the G^W/G^Be ratio in the x=0.02-0.1 range. The E866 data suggest a rather mild x-dependence of G^W/G^Be, and consequently tend to favour DS and HKM sets, rather than the DSg, EKS, and EPS parametrizations which exhibit a large shadowing and anti-shadowing.

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