Deeply virtual compton scattering at HERA - A probe of asymptotia

L. L. Frankfurt, A. Freund, M. Strikman

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We demonstrate that the measurement of an azimuthal angle asymmetry in deeply virtual Compton scattering (DVCS) at HERA energies, is experimentally feasible and allows one to determine for the first time the ratio, η, of the real to imaginary part of the DIS amplitude. We further show that such measurements would discriminate between different scenarios for the energy dependence of F2(x,Q2) at energies beyond those reachable at HERA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)417-424
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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