## Abstract

We present the numerical solution of the nonlinear evolution equation for DIS on nuclei for x=10^{-2}-10^{-7}. We demonstrate that the solution to the nonlinear evolution equation is quite different from the Glauber-Mueller formula which was used as the initial condition for the equation. We illustrate the energy profit for performing DIS experiments on nuclei. However, it turns out that the gain is quite modest: x_{Au}≃5x_{proton} for the same parton density. We find that the saturation scale Q^{2}_{s}∝A^{1/3}. For gold the saturation scale Q_{s,Au}≃1.5 GeV at x=10^{-3}. Such a large value leads to considerable contribution of the high-density QCD phase to RHIC data and reveals itself in essential damping for both xG_{A} and F_{2A}.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 833-850 |

Number of pages | 18 |

Journal | Nuclear Physics A |

Volume | 696 |

Issue number | 3-4 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 31 Dec 2001 |

Externally published | Yes |

## Keywords

- 12.38.Bx
- 13.60.-r
- 24.8.5.+p
- Deep inelastic structure functions
- Nonlinear evolution equation
- Perturbative QCD
- Saturation
- Saturation scale

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Nuclear and High Energy Physics