Regular Article – Theoretical Physics
Coherent and incoherent photoproduction in collisions at the LHC, HE-LHC and FCC
High and Medium Energy Group, Instituto de Física e Matemática, Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPel), Caixa Postal 354, 96010-900, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
2 Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Caixa Postal 68528, CEP 21941-972, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Accepted: 21 February 2021
Published online: 1 March 2021
The coherent and incoherent photoproduction in collisions are investigated by considering the possible states of nucleon configurations in the nuclear wave function and of the non-linear corrections to the QCD dynamics. The cross sections and the differential rapidity and transverse momentum distributions are estimated for the energies of the future runs of the LHC, High-Energy LHC and Future Circular Collider. Our results indicate that a future experimental analysis of these processes will be useful to discriminate between different approaches for the QCD dynamics as well to improve our description of the gluon saturation effects.
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