Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Eikonal model analysis of elastic proton–proton collisions at 52.8 GeV and 8 TeV
Institute of Physics, The Czech Academy of Sciences, 18221, Prague 8, Czech Republic
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Accepted: 10 August 2020
Published online: 26 August 2020
Under the influence of standardly used description of Coulomb-hadronic interference proposed by West and Yennie the protons have been interpreted as transparent objects; elastic events have been interpreted as more central than inelastic ones. It will be shown that using eikonal model the protons may be interpreted in agreement with usual ontological conception; elastic processes being more peripheral than inelastic ones. The corresponding results (differing fundamentally from the suggested hitherto models) will be presented by analyzing the most ample elastic data set measured at the ISR energy of 52.8 GeV and the LHC energy of 8 TeV. Detailed analysis of measured differential cross section will be performed and possibility of peripheral behavior on the basis of eikonal model will be presented. The impact of recently established electromagnetic form factors on determination of quantities specifying hadron interaction determined from the fits of experimental elastic data in the broadest region of momentum transfers will be analyzed.
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