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Nuclear Parton Distributions and the Drell-Yan Reaction

Research paper by S. A. Kulagin, R. Petti

Indexed on: 10 Dec '15Published on: 10 Dec '15Published in: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology



Abstract

We discuss the nuclear parton distribution functions on the basis of our recently developed semi-microscopic model, which takes into account a number of nuclear effects including Fermi motion and nuclear binding, nuclear meson-exchange currents and off-shell corrections to bound nucleon distributions as well as nuclear shadowing effect. We also discuss application to the nuclear Drell-Yan process and compare our predictions with data from the E772 and E866 experiments.