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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C16, 499-511
DOI 10.1007/s100520000431

On dips, structures and eikonalization

P. Desgrolard1 - M. Giffon1 - E. Martynov2 - E. Predazzi3

1 Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon, IN2P3-CNRS et Université Claude Bernard, 43 boulevard du 11 novembre 1918, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, France
2 Bogoliubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Metrologicheskaja 14b, 03143, Kiev-143, Ukraine
3 Dipartimento di Fisica Teorica, Università di Torino and Sezione INFN di Torino, Italy

Received: 20 January 2000 / Revised version: 28 February 2000 / Published online: 6 July 2000 - © Springer-Verlag 2000

We have investigated several models of Pomeron and Odderon contributions to high energy elastic pp and $\bar p p$ scattering. The questions we address concern their role in this field, the behavior of the scattering amplitude (or of the total cross-section) at high energy, and how to fit all high energy elastic data. The data are quite well reproduced by our approach at all momenta and for sufficiently high energies. The relative virtues of Born amplitudes and of different kinds of eikonalizations are considered. An important point in this respect is that secondary structures are predicted in the differential cross-sections at increasing energies and these phenomena appear to be quite directly related to the procedure of eikonalizing the various Born amplitudes. We conclude that these secondary structures arise naturally within the eikonalized procedure (although their precise localization turns out to be model dependent). The fitting procedure naturally predicts the appearance of a zero at small |t| in the real part of the even amplitude as anticipated by general theorems. We would like to stress, once again, how important it would be to have at LHC both pp and $p \bar
p$ options for many questions connected to the general properties of high energy hadronic physics and for a check of our predictions.

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