Intrinsic transverse momentum and transverse spin asymmetries

D Boer*

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Abstract

We investigate leading twist transverse momentum dependent origins of transverse spin asymmetries in hadron-hadron collisions. The chiral-odd T-odd distribution function with intrinsic transverse momentum dependence, which would signal an intrinsic handedness of quarks inside a hadron, could account for single spin asymmetries and at the same time for the large cos 2 phi asymmetry in the unpolarized Drell-Yan cross section, which still lacks understanding. We show explicitly how it would relate unpolarized and polarized observables measurable with proton-proton collisions at RHIC. It would offer a new possibility to access the transversity distribution function.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Workshop on Deep Inelastic Scattering and QCD
Pages638-640
Number of pages3
Volume79
Publication statusPublished - Oct-1999
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Workshop on Deep Inelastic Scattering and QCD - ZEUTHEN, Germany
Duration: 19-Apr-199923-Apr-1999

Conference

Conference7th International Workshop on Deep Inelastic Scattering and QCD
Country/TerritoryGermany
Period19/04/199923/04/1999

Keywords

  • DRELL-YAN PROCESS
  • DISTRIBUTIONS
  • SCATTERING
  • PIONS
  • QCD

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