Tuesday, July 23, 2013

1307.5761 (Dennis Sivers)

Kane-Pumplin-Repko Factorization: its application to precision
measurements of transverse spin asymmetries and to the study of TMD evolution

Dennis Sivers
This article presents a summary of overlapping presentations by the author to the QCD Evolution 2013 Workshop and to the Opportunities for Polarized Physics at Fermilab Workshop. It contains an introduction to the concept of Kane-Pumplin-Repko (KPR) factorization and descibes how this concept can be used in the analysis of high-precision measurements of parity-conserving transverse single-spin asymmetries. The discussion demonstrates that such measurements can not only probe directly for specific mechanisms that enhance our fundamental understanding of nonperturbative QCD but, because transverse spin asymmetries are unambiguously perameterized by a spin-directed momentum shift, such measurements can also be used to calibrate other phenomenological applications of transverse momentum dependent distributions (TMD's) and of TMD evolution. The calibration supplied by these measurements can thus enable the use of TMD factorization for the exploration of a broad range of other aspects of hadronic structure.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.5761

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