Parton Saturation: An Overview

  • A. H. Mueller
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 87)


The idea of partons and the utility of using light-cone gauge in QCD are introduced. Saturation of quark and gluon distributions are discussed using simple models and in a more general context. The Golec-Biernat Wüsthoff model and some simple phenomenology are described. A simple, but realistic, equation for unitarity, the Kovchegov equation, is discussed, and an elementary derivation of the JIMWLK equation is given.


Transverse Momentum Virtual Photon Gluon Distribution Final State Interaction Covariant Gauge 
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  • A. H. Mueller
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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