TY - JOUR

T1 - Final state interactions and the transverse structure of the pion using non-perturbative eikonal methods

AU - Gamberg, Leonard

AU - Schlegel, Marc

PY - 2010/2/22

Y1 - 2010/2/22

N2 - In the factorized picture of semi-inclusive hadronic processes the naive time-reversal odd parton distributions exist by virtue of the gauge link which renders it color gauge invariant. The link characterizes the dynamical effect of initial/final-state interactions of the active parton due soft gluon exchanges with the target remnant. Though these interactions are non-perturbative, studies of final-state interaction have been approximated by perturbative one-gluon approximation in Abelian models. We include higher-order gluonic contributions from the gauge link by applying non-perturbative eikonal methods incorporating color degrees of freedom in a calculation of the Boer-Mulders function of the pion. Using this framework we explore under what conditions the Boer-Mulders function can be described in terms of factorization of final state interactions and a spatial distribution in impact parameter space.

AB - In the factorized picture of semi-inclusive hadronic processes the naive time-reversal odd parton distributions exist by virtue of the gauge link which renders it color gauge invariant. The link characterizes the dynamical effect of initial/final-state interactions of the active parton due soft gluon exchanges with the target remnant. Though these interactions are non-perturbative, studies of final-state interaction have been approximated by perturbative one-gluon approximation in Abelian models. We include higher-order gluonic contributions from the gauge link by applying non-perturbative eikonal methods incorporating color degrees of freedom in a calculation of the Boer-Mulders function of the pion. Using this framework we explore under what conditions the Boer-Mulders function can be described in terms of factorization of final state interactions and a spatial distribution in impact parameter space.

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U2 - 10.1016/j.physletb.2009.12.067

DO - 10.1016/j.physletb.2009.12.067

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:75849129315

VL - 685

SP - 95

EP - 103

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

SN - 0370-2693

IS - 1

ER -