Reaction operator approach to multiple elastic scatterings

M. Gyulassy, P. Levai, I. Vitev

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We apply the Gyulassy-Levai-Vitev reaction operator formalism to compute the effects of multiple elastic scatterings of on-shell partons propagating through dense matter. We derive the elastic reaction operator and demonstrate that the recursion relations have a closed form solution that reduces to the familiar Glauber form. We also investigate the accuracy of the Gaussian dipole approximation for the parton transverse momentum broadening.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014005
Pages (from-to)140051-140057
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number1 II
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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