Novel Phenomena in QCD

Stan Brodsky (SLAC & IPPP)

Initial-state and final-state interactions, which are conventionally neglected in the parton model, have a profound effect in QCD hard-scattering reactions. These effects, which arise from gluon exchange between the active and spectator quarks, cause leading-twist single-spin asymmetries, diffractive deep inelastic scattering, diffractive hard hadronic reactions, and the breakdown of the Lam-Tung relation in Drell-Yan reactions. Diffractive deep inelastic scattering also leads to nuclear shadowing and non-universal antishadowing of nuclear structure functions through multiple scattering reactions in the nuclear target. Factorization-breaking effects are particularly important for hard hadron interactions since both initial-state and final-state interactions appear. None of the effects of initial-state and final-state interactions are incorporated in the light-front wavefunctions of the target hadron computed in isolation. I will also show how direct color-transparent higher-twist contributions can explain the remarkable features of high transverse momentum baryon production in heavy ion collisions which have recently been observed at RHIC. These phenomena emphasize the importance of understanding hadronization at the amplitude level in QCD.