We analyze the role of partonic transverse motion in unpolarized semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering processes. Imposing appropriate kinematical conditions, we find some constraints which fix an upper limit to the range of allowed k values. We show that, applying these additional requirements on the partonic kinematics, we obtain different results with respect to the usual phenomenological approach based on the Gaussian smearing with analytical integration over an unlimited range of k values. These variations are particularly interesting for some observables, like the azimuthal modulation of the unpolarized semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering cross section or the average transverse momentum of the final, detected hadron.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|State||Published - Aug 22 2011|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)