Richard Corke, Torbjörn Sjöstrand
Multiparton Interactions with an x-dependent Proton Size


Theoretical arguments, supported by other indirect evidence, suggest that the wave function of high-x partons should be narrower than that of low-x ones. In this article, we present a modification to the variable impact parameter framework of Pythia 8 to model this effect. In particular, a Gaussian hadronic matter profile is introduced, with a width dependent on the x value of the constituent being probed. Results are compared against the default single- and double-Gaussian profiles, as well as an intermediate overlap function.

LU TP 11-06