Physics Program with Tagged Forward Protons at STAR/RHIC

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Lee, J. H.
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A new effort to explore the diffractive regime in polarized $p+p$ collisions in a broad high energy range ($\sqrt{s}$ = 200 - 500 GeV) has been initiated with the STAR detector at RHIC. Staged implementation of multiple Roman Pot stations for tagging the forward proton in the diffractive processes will enable searches for the centrally produced for the possible gluon bound state via double Pomeron exchange process and the theoretically expected Odderon state in QCD by studying spin-dependent elastic scattering in a wide $t$-range with polarized $p+p$.
Comment: 6 pages, 4 figure, Proceedings of the XVII International Workshop on Deep Inelastic Scattering and Related Subjects (DIS09), Madrid, Spain, April 26-30 2009
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High Energy Physics - Experiment, Nuclear Experiment
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