Regular Article –Theoretical Physics
Contribution of the non-linear term in the Balitsky–Kovchegov equation to the nuclear structure functions
Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
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Accepted: 2 September 2020
Published online: 17 September 2020
In this paper, we present nuclear structure functions calculated from the impact-parameter dependent solution of the Balitsky–Kovchegov equation with our recently proposed set of nuclear initial conditions. We calculate the results with and without the non-linear term in the BK equation in order to study the impact of saturation effects on the measurable structure functions and nuclear modification factor. The difference of these results rises with decreasing Bjorken x and increasing scale. These predictions are of interest to the physics program at the future ep and eA colliders.
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