Nonlinear evolution in high-density QCD

I. I. Balitsky, A. V. Belitsky

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We consider deeply inelastic scattering at very high energies in the saturation regime. The emerging picture corresponds to the propagation of a dipole, the quark-antiquark pair, in a shock wave background. We use the formalism of Wilson lines to study the evolution of dipole densities in energy logarithms. Our analysis results into an equation in multicolor limit which sums leading logs but keeps the nonlinearities up to cubic order in densities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)290-322
Number of pages33
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - May 13 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • High energy scattering
  • Nonlinear evolution equation
  • Saturation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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