Constraining double-parton correlations and interferences

T. Kasemets, P.J.G. Mulders

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Double-parton scattering (DPS) has become very relevant as a background to interesting analyses performed by the experiments at the LHC. It encodes knowledge of correlations between the proton constituents not accessible in single-parton scattering. Within perturbative QCD DPS is described in terms of partonic subprocesses and double-parton distributions (DPDs). There exists a large number of different DPDs describing the different possible states of two partons inside a proton. They include correlations between the two partons and interferences between the two hard subprocesses. Taking the probability interpretation of the DPDs as a starting point, we derive limits on the interference DPDs and thereby constrain the size of correlations between two partons inside an unpolarized proton.
Original languageEnglish
Article number014015
Pages (from-to)014015
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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