Nuclear effects and their interplay in nuclear deeply virtual Compton scattering amplitudes

A. Freund, M. Strikman

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In this paper we analyze nuclear medium effects on deeply virtual Compton scattering (DVCS) amplitudes in the xbj range of 10-1 - 10-4 for a large range of Q2 and four different nuclei. We use our nucleon generalized parton distribution model capable of describing all currently available DVCS data on the proton and extend it to the nuclear case using two competing parametrizations of nuclear effects. The two parametrizations, though giving different absolute numbers, yield the same type and magnitude of effects for the imaginary and real parts of the nuclear DVCS amplitude. The imaginary part shows stronger nuclear shadowing effects compared to the inclusive case, i.e., F2N, whereas in the real part nuclear shadowing at small xbj and antishadowing at large x bj combine through evolution to yield an even greater suppression than in the imaginary part up to large values of xbj. This is the first time that such a combination of nuclear effects has been observed in a hadronic amplitude. The experimental implications will be discussed in a subsequent publication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number015203
Pages (from-to)152031-152039
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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