Electron-deuteron DIS with spectator tagging at EIC: Development of theoretical framework

W. Cosyn, V. Guzey, M. Sargsian, M. Strikman, C. Weiss

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An Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) would enable next-generation measurements of deep-inelastic scattering (DIS) on the deuteron with detection of a forward-moving nucleon (p, n) and measurement of its recoil momentum ("spectator tagging"). Such experiments offer full control of the nuclear configuration during the high-energy process and can be used for precision studies of the neutron's partonic structure and its spin dependence, nuclear modifications of partonic structure, and nuclear shadowing at small x. We review the theoretical description of spectator tagging at EIC energies (light- front nuclear structure, on-shell extrapolation in the recoil nucleon momentum, final-state interactions, diffractive effects at small x) and report about on-going developments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number01022
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
StatePublished - Mar 21 2016
Event6th International Conference on Physics Opportunities at an Electron-Ion Collider, POETIC 2015 - Palaiseau, France
Duration: Sep 7 2015Sep 11 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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