Accessing the distribution of linearly polarized gluons in unpolarized hadrons

Daniël Boer, Stanley J. Brodsky, Piet J. Mulders, Cristian Pisano

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Gluons inside unpolarized hadrons can be linearly polarized provided they have a nonzero transverse momentum. The simplest and theoretically safest way to probe this distribution of linearly polarized gluons is through cos(2 phi) asymmetries in heavy quark pair or dijet production in electron-hadron collisions. Future Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) or Large Hadron electron Collider (LHeC) experiments are ideally suited for this purpose. Here we estimate the maximum asymmetries for EIC kinematics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication 19th International Workshop on Deep-Inelastic Scattering and Related Subjects
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 7-Jul-2011

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