Polarised Semi-Inclusive Deep Inelastic Scattering (SIDIS) processes, ℓ(Sℓ)p(S) → ℓ h X allow to study Transverse Momentum Dependent partonic distributions (TMDs), which reveal a non trivial three dimensional internal structure of the hadrons in momentum space. One of the most representative of the TMDs is the so-called Sivers function that describes the distribution of unpolarized quarks inside a transversely polarized proton. We present a novel extraction of the Sivers distribution functions from the most recent experimental data of HERMES and COMPASS experiments. Using suitable parametrizations, within the TMD factorization scheme, and a simple fitting strategy, we also perform a preliminary exploration of the role of the proton sea quarks.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)