Elastic scattering of protons from s = 23.5 GeV to 7 TeV from a generalized bialas-bzdak model

T. Csörgo, F. Nemes

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The Bialas-Bzdak model of elastic proton-proton scattering is generalized to the case when the real part of the parton-parton level forward scattering amplitude is nonvanishing. Such a generalization enables the model to describe well the dip region of the differential cross-section of elastic scattering at the intersecting storage rings (ISR) energies, and improves significantly the ability of the model to describe also the recent TOTEM data at s = 7 TeV LHC energy. Within this framework, both the increase of the total cross-section, as well as the decrease of the location of the dip with increasing colliding energies, is related to the increase of the quark-diquark distance and to the increase of the "fragility" of the protons with increasing energies. In addition, we present and test the validity of two new phenomenological relations: one of them relates the total p+p cross-section to an effective, model-independent proton radius, while the other relates the position of the dip in the differential elastic cross-section to the measured value of the total cross-section.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1450019
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics A
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 20 2014


  • Black-disk
  • Diquark
  • Eikonal model
  • Elastic scattering
  • Glauber model
  • ISR
  • LHC
  • Proton-proton collision
  • Quark
  • Total cross-section

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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