Transverse momentum dependent distributions in hard scattering

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Abstract

Transverse Momentum Dependent Distributions (TMDs) describe the spin structure of the proton. At leading twist spin structure of spin-l/2 hadron can be described by 8 TMDs. TMDs reveal three-dimensional distribution of partons inside polarised nucleon. Experimentally these functions can be studied in polarised experiments using Spin Asymmetries in particular Single Spin Asymmetries (SSAs). We discuss transversity that measures distribution of transversely polarised quarks in a transversely polarised nucleon and Sivers distribution function that describes distribution of unpolarised quarks in a transversely polarised nucleon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationExclusive Reactions at High Momentum Transfer IV - Proceedings of the 4th Workshop
Pages295-302
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event2010 4th Workshop on Exclusive Reactions at High Momentum Transfer - Newport News, VA, United States
Duration: May 18 2010May 21 2010

Publication series

NameExclusive Reactions at High Momentum Transfer IV - Proceedings of the 4th Workshop

Other

Other2010 4th Workshop on Exclusive Reactions at High Momentum Transfer
CountryUnited States
CityNewport News, VA
Period5/18/105/21/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Prokudin, A. (2011). Transverse momentum dependent distributions in hard scattering. In Exclusive Reactions at High Momentum Transfer IV - Proceedings of the 4th Workshop (pp. 295-302). (Exclusive Reactions at High Momentum Transfer IV - Proceedings of the 4th Workshop).