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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|Issue number||1 II|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)