Determination of the TMD gluon density in a proton using recent LHC data
1 Faculty of Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119991 Moscow, Russia
2 Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119991 Moscow, Russia
3 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna, Moscow Region, Russia
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Published online: 3 April 2019
Unintegrated (or transverse momentum dependent, TMD) parton distributions in a proton are important in high-energy physics. Using the latest LHC data on the hadron production in pp collisions, we determine the parameters of the initial TMD gluon density, derived in the framework of quark-gluon string model at the low scale μ0 ~ 1 − 2 GeV and refine its large-x behavior using data on the tt̅ production at . Then, by using the Catani-Ciafaloni-Fiorani-Marchesini (CCFM) evolution equation, we extend the obtained TMD gluon density to the whole kinematic region. We tested the proposed TMD gluon density to the inclusive Higgs production in different decay modes, t-channel single top production at the LHC and to the proton structure functions and in a wide region of x and Q2. Good agreement with the latest LHC and HERA data is achieved.
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