Single spin asymmetries in p ↑ →hX processes and transverse momentum dependent factorization

M. Anselmino, M. Boglione, U. D'Alesio, S. Melis, F. Murgia, A. Prokudin

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Some estimates for the transverse single spin asymmetry, AN, in the inclusive processes p↑→hX, given in a previous paper, are expanded and compared with new experimental data. The predictions are based on the Sivers distributions and the Collins fragmentation functions which fit the azimuthal asymmetries measured in semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering (SIDIS) processes (p↑→′hX). The factorization in terms of transverse momentum dependent distribution and fragmentation functions (TMD factorization) - i.e. the theoretical framework in which SIDIS azimuthal asymmetries are analyzed - is assumed to hold also for the inclusive process p→hX at large PT. The values of AN thus obtained agree in sign and shape with the data. Some predictions are given for future experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number114026
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 30 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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