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Review of proton and nuclear shape fluctuations at high energy (2020)

Mäntysaari, H. (2020). Review of proton and nuclear shape fluctuations at high energy. Reports on Progress in Physics, 83(8), Article 082201. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6633/aba347

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All authors or editors: Mäntysaari, Heikki

Journal or series: Reports on Progress in Physics

ISSN: 0034-4885

eISSN: 1361-6633

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 83

Issue number: 8

Article number: 082201

Publisher: Institute of Physics

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6633/aba347

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/71436

Publication is parallel published: https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.10705


Determining the inner structure of protons and nuclei in terms of their fundamental constituents has been one of the main tasks of high energy nuclear and particle physics experiments. This quest started as a mapping of the (average) parton densities as a function of longitudinal momentum fraction and resolution scale. Recently, the field has progressed to more differential imaging, where one important development is the description of the event-by-event quantum fluctuations in the wave function of the colliding hadron. In this review, recent developments on the extraction of proton and nuclear transverse geometry with event-by-event fluctuations from collider experiments at high energy is presented. The importance of this fundamentally interesting physics in other collider experiments like in studies of the properties of the quark gluon plasma is also illustrated.

Keywords: particle physics; nuclear physics; nucleons; protons

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Reporting Year: 2020

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