DVCS on nuclei: Observability and consequences

A. Freund, M. Strikman

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In this paper, we discuss the feasibility of measuring deeply virtual Compton scattering (DVCS) on nuclei in a collider setting, as for example, the planned high-luminosity Electron-Ion Collider (EIC). We demonstrate that employing our recent model for nuclear generalized parton distributions (nGPDs), the one-photon unpolarized DVCS cross section as well as the azimuthal and spin asymmetry are of the same size as in the proton case. This will allow for an experimental extraction of nuclear GPDs with high precision, shedding new light not only on nuclear shadowing at small xBj but also on the interplay of shadowing and nuclear enhancement at xBj ∼ 0.1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-61
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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