## Proton periphery activated by multiparticle dynamics    [PDF]

I. M. Dremin, V. A. Nechitailo
It is shown that protons become more active at the periphery with increase of their collision energy. By computing the impact parameter distribution of the proton-proton overlap function at LHC energies and comparing it with ISR (and S$p\bar p$S for $p\bar p$) data, we conclude that the peripheral region of protons plays an increasing role in the rise of total cross sections through multiparticle dynamics. The size of the proton as well as its blackness increase with energy. The protons become more black both in the central region and, especially, at the periphery.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1306.5384