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Title
Towards a first estimate of the gluon Sivers function from data in pp collisions at RHIC
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Abstract
Within a generalized parton model approach, with inclusion of spin and intrinsic transverse momentum effects, we show how the latest, highly precise, midrapidity data on the transverse single spin asymmetry measured in pp -> pi(0) X by the PHENIX Collaboration at RHIC [1], can be used to get a first estimate on the still poorly known gluon Sivers distribution. To this end we also adopt the present information on the quark Sivers functions, as extracted from semi-inclusive deeply inelastic scattering data. This analysis updates a previous study by some of us where a first bound on this distribution was obtained [2].
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of high energy physics. - Bristol
Publication
Bristol : 2015
ISSN
1126-6708
1029-8479 [online]
Volume/pages
9(2015), 18 p.
Article Reference
119
ISI
000361753600001
Medium
E-only publicatie
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Creation 13.11.2015
Last edited 24.09.2017
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