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Photoproduction of diffractive dijets in Pythia 8

Ilkka Helenius

SciPost Phys. Proc. 8, 145 (2022) · published 14 July 2022

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28th Annual Workshop on Deep-Inelastic Scattering (DIS) and Related Subjects


The new framework for the simulations of hard diffractive events in photoproduction within Pythia 8 is presented. The model, originally introduced for proton-proton collisions, applies the dynamical rapidity gap survival probability based on the multiparton interaction model in Pythia. These additional interactions provide a natural explanation for the observed factorization-breaking effects in hard diffraction by filling up the rapidity gaps used to classify the events of diffractive origin. The generated cross sections are well in line with the existing data from HERA experiments and predictions for the future electron-ion collider are presented. In addition, also predictions for ultra-peripheral collisions at the LHC have been calculated where the factorization-breaking effects are found to be more pronounced.

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