Transversity, transversity-odd distributions and asymmetries in Drell-Yan processes

Gary R. Goldstein, L. P. Gamberg

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After a brief recap of Transversity it is noted that Drell-Yan unpolarized processes display large azimuthal asymmetries. One such asymmetry, cos(2φ), is directly related to the leading twist transversity distribution h1(x, kT). We use a model developed for semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering that determines the Sivers function f1T(x, kT) to predict the Drell-Yan asymmetry v as a function of q2, qT and x. The resulting predictions include a non-leading twist contribution from spin-averaged distributions that measurably effect lower energy results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransversity 2005
Subtitle of host publicationComo, Italy, 7-10 September 2005
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789812773272
ISBN (Print)9812568468, 9789812568465
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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