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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C16, 481-487
DOI 10.1007/s100520000384

Regge behaviour of structure function and gluon distribution
at low-x in leading order

J.K. Sarma1 - G.K. Medhi2

1 Physics Department, Tezpur University, Napaam, Tezpur-784 028, Assam, India
2 Physics Department, Birjhora Mahavidyalaya, Bongaigaon-783 380, Assam, India

Received: 2 January 2000 / Revised version: 23 February 2000 /
Published online: 6 July 2000 - © Springer-Verlag 2000

We present a method to find the gluon distribution from the F2proton structure function data at low-x assuming the Regge behaviour of the gluon distribution function at this limit. We use the leading order (LO) Altarelli-Parisi (AP) evolution equation in our analysis and compare our result with those of other authors. We also discuss the limitations of the Taylor expansion method in extracting the gluon distribution from the F2 structure function used by those authors.

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