Color screening, absorption, and σtotpp at LHC
We show that a growth of the proton-proton total cross section with energy can be entirely attributed to the purely perturbative mechanism. The infrared regularization at rather short distances Rc ≅ 0.3 fm allows extending the BFKL technique from deep inelastic to hadron-hadron scattering. With the inclusion of the absorption corrections our results are in agreement with the LHC data on σtotpp.
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